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
Transport function: Rail: Operations control
Background: Investigation Report RO-2013-009
Issue release date: 04 September 2014
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:
The ATSB is satisfied that the additional action taken by Pacific national has addressed the safety issue.

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.

Recommendation

Action number: RO-2013-009-SR-066
Action organisation: Pacific National
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 comment:

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.
Last update 25 February 2015