Rail safety issues and actions
|Date issued:||08 May 2008|
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|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
Section 15, rule 5 of the network rules is only applicable for 'Two Position Lower Quadrant Signalling' areas and should not have been used at the Separation Street overpass work site which had 'Three Position Signalling'. Further, section 15, rule 5 stipulates additional but unspecified levels of site protection by the 'Ganger'. The level of protection needs to be qualified to ensure the correct intent of the rule is observed. Neither of these important qualifications is apparent when reading section 15, rule 5 of the network rules.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Victorian Network Rules Consultative Committee take action to address this safety issue.