Safety Advisory Notice RO-2009-004-SAN-030

Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Australian Rail Track Corporation

Recommendation details
Output No: RO-2009-004-SAN-030
Date issued: 22 December 2010
Safety action status: Closed
Background: Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed

Output text

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.

Last update 03 December 2012