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Recommendation

Recommendation details
Output No: RR20080005
Date issued: 13 February 2008
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety issue

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.

Action taken

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.

 
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