Rail safety issues and actions

Loading of train

Issue number: RO-2017-001-SI-01
Who it affects: All owners and operators of freight wagons
Issue owner: Qube Logistics
Transport function: Rail: Freight
Background: Investigation Report RO-2017-001
Issue release date: 05 December 2018
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau notes the response provided and is satisfied that the action initiated by Qube Logistics will address the safety issue.

Safety issue description

The train was loaded by approximately 10 per cent more than that recorded on the consist, it is probable that the additional mass placed an extra load on the braking system and affected the handling characteristics of the train.

Proactive Action

Action number: RO-2017-001-SA-01
Action organisation: Qube Logistics
Date: 05 December 2018
Action status: Closed

A Qube investigation officer conducted weekly audits of trains operating between Moss Vale and Inner Harbour following this incident. This included a check that the train consist was recorded correctly.


Last update 05 December 2018