Rail safety issues and actions

Route knowledge information to train drivers

Issue number: RO-2013-009-SI-04
Who it affects: Rail operators
Issue owner: Pacific National
Operation affected: Rail: Operations control
Background: Investigation Report RO-2013-009
Date: 04 September 2014

Safety issue description

The train operator’s Route Knowledge Package did not include track layout diagrams, or specific information warning of the existence of dual-gauge turnouts where track terminated in one direction.


Action organisation: Pacific National
Action number: RO-2013-009-SR-066
Date: 16 December 2014
Action status: Closed

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Pacific National undertake further work to address this safety issue.

ATSB response:

PN have advised that they will amend the Route Knowledge Package to correct the reference to 'verbal caution order' and the description of signal DYN114.
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:
The ATSB is satisfied that the additional action taken by Pacific national has addressed the safety issue.
Last update 25 February 2015