Rail safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Port Adelaide Enfield City Council
|Date issued:||06 October 2009|
|Safety action status:||Closed - Partial Action|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
At the time of the collision, the Australian Rail Track Corporation and the Port Adelaide Enfield Council did not have an interface coordination plan to manage the risks associated with the Stirling Street level crossing interface, including the installation and maintenance of pavement marking.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Port Adelaide Enfield City Council takes action to address this safety issue.
|Date issued:||15 March 2010|
|Response from:||Port Adelaide Enfield City Council|
Lack of Interface Agreement, Stirling Street Level
After monitoring the response to the recommendations issued to the ARTC and the Port Adelaide Enfield City Council for 12 months, the latest advice received from the relevant SA Department is that it is anticipated that a Bill amending the SA Rail Safety Act 2007 that will mandate Level Crossing Interface Agreements between the rail track owner and the relevant road authority will be enacted during 2011. Given that both the ARTC and the Port Adelaide Enfield City Council have agreed to the recommendations and because the ramifications pertaining to level crossings are State-wide rather than any given level crossing, the ATSB considers that the matter is being dealt with at the appropriate level.