MTM has completed a survey of all the stations with curved track across the network in order to measure the platform offsets from the track. Platforms of higher risk have been identified and in the short term these stations have had ‘Mind the gap’ painted along the platforms, while also announcements are made to warn passengers of the gap. In the long term, works plans have been drawn up for these platforms in order to institute risk mitigation measures.
The ATSB accepts that the works plans drawn up to institute additional risk mitigation measures are satisfactory. However, an unacceptable risk to passengers exist, unless the works are completed. Accordingly, the ATSB issues the following Safety Recommendation