Rail safety issues and actions
|Date issued:||13 February 2008|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The remoteness of much of the Northern Territory rail corridor and the local climatic conditions could make a timely response to an accident challenging in some circumstances, particularly in the wet season.
Northern Territory Rail Safety Committee coordinated a desktop emergency exercise in 2006 and an emergency field exercise of a simulated level crossing accident at Alice Springs in early 2007.
Safety Advisory Notice
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Northern Territory Department of Planning and Infrastructure takes action to address this safety issue.