Rail safety issues and actions

Level crossing stakeholder consultation

Issue number: RO-2013-008-SI-06
Who it affects: Stakeholders associated with level crossings
Issue owner: V/Line Pty Ltd
Transport function: Rail: Infrastructure
Background: Investigation Report RO-2013-008
Issue release date: 07 October 2014
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

The ATSB is satisfied that action taken by V/Line reduces the risk associated with this safety issue.

Safety issue description

The level crossing safety coordination processes did not involve a key stakeholder, the gypsum mine owner, who had knowledge of the changing traffic profile.  The mine owner was aware of the increasing numbers of heavy vehicles using B. McCann Road since 2010 and the associated changing risk profile of the level crossing. 


Action number: RO-2013-008-SR-070
Action organisation: V/Line Pty Ltd
Date: 07 October 2014
Action status: Closed

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that V/Line reviews its processes of level crossing safety coordination to ensure that all necessary stakeholders are consulted.

Additional correspondence

Response date: 20 February 2015
Response from: V/Line
Action status: Closed
Response text:

V/Line has reviewed its process for level crossing interface issues and has established the role of a Rail Interface Coordinator, that will be responsible for stakeholder consultation.

Last update 19 October 2016