Rail safety issues and actions
Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Australian Rail Track Corporation
|Date issued:||22 December 2010|
|Safety action status:||Closed|
|Background:||Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed|
The section of track where train 6MB2 derailed, was previously utilised as the Tottenham standard gauge passing loop. It was not stress tested after slewing and welding when it was converted to mainline operation on 28 July 2008, 5 months before the derailment.
Safety Advisory Notice
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that the ARTC should consider the implications of this safety issue and take action where considered appropriate.