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Recommendation

Recommendation details
Output No: RR20060028
Date issued: 26 June 2006
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Recommendation

The ATSB recommends that WestNet Rail develop, document and implement procedures for monitoring and management of longitudinal rail movement on the defined interstate rail network. The procedures should give consideration to:

  • Descending gradients and 'fixed point' locations, such as road level crossings, that may encourage rail bunching and a lowering of the rail's effective neutral temperature.
  • Measurement and correction of rail stress and rail neutral temperature if longitudinal rail movement is detected.
 
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