Rail safety issues and actions

Management of change

Issue number: RO-2014-009-SI-02
Who it affects: All rail operations
Issue owner: NSW Trains; Sydney Trains
Operation affected: Rail: Passenger - metropolitan
Background: Investigation Report RO-2014-009
Date: 17 January 2018

Safety issue description

Key operational staff in NSW Trains and Sydney Trains continued to operate under RailCorp legacy systems, even though documented transitional arrangements had re-established lines of responsibility and authority.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: NSW Trains
Action number: RO-2014-009-NSA-042
Date: 17 January 2018
Action status: Closed - Action Taken

NSW Trains commissioned a review of the current operational interfaces between NSW Trains and the respective Network Controls to identify any areas of concern. Then to develop and action an appropriate plan to address concerns raised.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Sydney Trains
Action number: RO-2014-009-NSA-046
Date: 17 January 2018
Action status: Closed - Action Taken

Sydney Trains undertook a Level 5 investigation into issues around the incident. As a result of this safety investigation a series of recommendations were made to address a number of issues. Recommendation 2, "Develop a specific brief for TCLO roles and responsibilities”, has been completed.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The review of operational interfaces by NSW Trains is considered appropriate. While the action plan from the review has not been reviewed by ATSB, there is confidence the organisations’ action management system.

The action to brief Sydney Trains’ key operational staff of their roles and responsibilities is considered appropriate.

Last update 17 January 2018