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Safety Advisory Notice

Recommendation details
Output No: RS2008003
Date issued: 06 March 2008
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed

Output text

Safety Issue

Network rules and procedures were deficient with respect to ensuring the registration of leading locomotive radios on the CountryNet communication system prior to departure. This increased the risk of trains entering the network without being registered on the CountryNet communication system and therefore not being contactable using the primary communications system during emergencies.

Safety Advisory Notice

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that all rail vehicle operators and track managers in New South Wales should consider the safety implications of this safety issue and take action where considered appropriate.

 
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