Rail safety issues and actions

Correcting rail creep for fixed points

Issue number: RO-2015-029-SI-02
Who it affects: Managers of rail networks
Issue owner: V/Line Pty Ltd
Operation affected: Rail: Infrastructure
Background: Investigation Report RO-2015-029
Date: 12 July 2017

Safety issue description

Asset management systems used to identify problematic levels of rail creep did not correct for fixed points between creep monuments.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: V/Line Pty Ltd
Action number: RO-2015-029-NSA-042
Date: 12 July 2017
Action status: Closed

V/Line advised that cumulative creep processes have been amended with specific analysis and response specified in the network standard (that includes correction for fixed points) and reflected in the asset management system. Fixed points in the network have been identified and entered into the asset management system.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The proactive action taken should address the safety issue.

Last update 12 July 2017