Rail safety issues and actions
|Date issued:||26 June 2006|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The ATSB recommends that WestNet Rail develop, document and implement procedures for managing reduced track stability due to track maintenance. The procedures should give consideration to:
- The effect that maintenance may have on track stability, especially when conducted during periods of high ambient temperatures.
- The period of time that the track is likely to exhibit reduced stability and the effect of high ambient temperatures during this period.
- The application of speed limits following track maintenance work that may reduce track lateral stability.