Rail safety issues and actions

Absence of authority-overrun protection

Issue number: RO-2020-019-SI-01
Issue owner: V/Line Corporation
Transport function: Rail: Passenger - regional
Background: Investigation Report RO-2020-019
Issue release date: 07 December 2021
Current issue status: Open – Safety action pending

Safety issue description

The absence of authority-overrun protection (such as TPWS) at signal SST535 increased the potential consequences of a SPAD.

Proactive action

Action number: RO-2019-019-PSA-01
Action organisation: V/Line Corporation
Date: 30 July 2021
Action status: Monitor

V/Line Corporation has advised that a funding submission to fit TPWS to SST535 and other similar signals in the Southern Cross area was approved on 30 July 2021. Plans are underway to complete this installation during 2022.

Last update 09 August 2022