Rail safety issues and actions

Inaccuracies in ALCAM survey data

Issue number: RO-2016-009-SI-05
Who it affects: All owners and operators of rail transport services in Victoria
Issue owner: VicTrack
Operation affected: Rail: Passenger - regional
Background: Investigation Report RO-2016-009
Date: 21 May 2019

Safety issue description

Errors remained within the ALCAM database due to the type of equipment used to measure road and rail bearings during ALCAM surveys in 2009.  

Proactive Action

Action organisation: VicTrack
Action number: RO-2016-009-NSA-021
Date: 21 May 2019
Action status: Closed

A 5 year program of re-survey and assessment of all public level crossings on the Victorian Rail Network commenced in May 2017 and is scheduled to be completed in April 2022. This will ensure that any erroneous data is corrected.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The re-survey of level crossings in Victoria between 2017 and 2022 will address this safety issue.

Last update 11 July 2019