Rail safety issues and actions

Testing of turnouts MYD882 and MYD887

Issue number: RO-2014-013-SI-05
Who it affects: All rail transport operators throughout Australia
Issue owner: V/Line
Transport function: Rail: Infrastructure
Background: Investigation Report RO-2014-013
Issue release date: 14 May 2015
Current issue status: Safety action pending
Issue status justification:

At the time of this report release, the safety actions advised by V/Line had not yet been fully implemented.

Safety issue description

The physical testing and commissioning regime for the VCA type 37 turnout did not require the use of standard gauge trains with 127 mm rimmed wheels.

Proactive Action

Action number: RO-2014-013-NSA-015
Action organisation: V/Line
Date: 14 May 2015
Action status: Monitor

V/Line’s Safety Management System will be updated to ensure that all projects, irrespective of whether they are delivered by internal or third parties, comply with V/Line Testing and Commissioning requirements and procedures as documented in NIPR-2690 "Infrastructure Commissioning". NIPR-2690 "Infrastructure Commissioning" will be updated to provide further specific requirements for operational testing.

ATSB comment:

The ATSB is satisfied that the actions proposed by V/Line will, when implemented, adequately address this safety issue.

Last update 14 May 2015