Rail safety issues and actions
|Date issued:||30 June 2008|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
It is unlikely that the combined effects of the track geometry defects were considered when assessing a track speed suitable for safe rail operations, especially considering that the horizontal alignment defect was below the documented defect limits and associated response codes.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Australian Rail Track Corporation takes safety action to address this safety issue.