Recommendation RR20060018

Recommendation issued to: Australasian Railway Association

Recommendation details
Output No: RR20060018
Date issued: 23 May 2006
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Recommendation

The ATSB recommends that the Australasian Railway Association consider the development of specifications for catch-points and similar devices for inclusion to the Code of Practice for the Defined Interstate Rail Network.

Initial response
Date issued: 29 April 2020
Response from: Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board
Action status: Closed
Response text:

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board have reported that they have developed the Australian Standard AS 7724:2020, Train Control Systems Standard - Unauthorized movement protection - Operational requirements, which specifies engineering options for protecting running lines against unauthorized movements of rolling stock. The standard includes design requirements for catch points and similar devices.

ATSB response:

The ATSB considers that the detail within the standard is consistent with addressing the system weaknesses identified by rail investigation 2005001.

Last update 05 April 2012