Rail safety issues and actions
Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Australian Rail Track Corporation
|Date issued:||26 May 2010|
|Safety action status:||Closed|
|Background:||Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed|
At the time of the derailment the ARTC did not have timely access to reliable weather information and may benefit by building closer relationships with the Bureau of Meteorology and local observers (councils, farmers, etc.) who could pass information to assist them with the identification of localised severe weather events that may potentially affect the safety of their track.
Safety advisory notice
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that the Australian Rail Track Corporation should consider the implications of this safety issue and take action where considered appropriate.