Rail safety issues and actions
|Date issued:||13 February 2008|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The portable satellite telephone carried in the lead locomotive of The Ghan was the only means of communication (in close proximity) that the train drivers had once the locomotives were shut down. This satellite telephone worked intermittently at best.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Pacific National takes action to address this safety issue.