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 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.