Rail safety issues and actions

Inadequacy of the doors open warning device

Issue number: RO-2014-005-SI-02
Who it affects: Train passengers
Issue owner: Metro Trains Melbourne
Operation affected: Rail: Passenger - metropolitan
Background: Investigation Report RO-2014-005
Date: 27 April 2016

Safety issue description

The train door open/close indicator on the driver’s control console was inadequate as a warning device once the traction interlock had deactivated. 

Response to safety issue

ATSB comment/action in response
No action organisation response


Action organisation: Metro Trains Melbourne
Action number: RO-2014-005-SR-031
Date: 27 April 2016
Action status: Released

The ATSB recommends that MTM consider incorporating an additional warning device to heighten driver awareness that the train doors have not closed, if automatic deactivation is retained.  

Current issue status: No longer relevant
Status justification:

Given the circuit modification and provision of a manual key operated switch described in response to Action No–RO-2014-005-SR-030, this action is no longer applicable.

Last update 22 August 2016