At the time of this report release, the safety actions advised by V/Line had not yet been fully implemented.
Safety issue description
The VCA type 37 turnout design and V/Line’s provisional type approval process did not fully identify the subtle design changes inherent with the VCA type 37 turnout in determining testing, commissioning and validation needs.
09 April 2015
V/Line is developing a comprehensive safety in design process which will be integrated with the type approval process within our Safety Management System. The safety in design process will be mandated for all design of systems and products in compliance with:
Rail Safety National Legislation;
Safe Work Australia guidelines; and
Worksafe Victoria guidelines.
The ATSB is satisfied that the actions proposed by V/Line will, when implemented, adequately address this safety issue.