Rail safety issues and actions

Location of rail lubricators

Issue number: RO-2016-002-SI-03
Who it affects: Rail: Passenger – metropolitan and regional
Issue owner: Metro Trains Melbourne
Transport function: Rail: Passenger - metropolitan
Background: Investigation Report RO-2016-002
Issue release date: 16 May 2018
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

The safety action taken by MTM should address the safety issue.

Safety issue description

The positioning of the rail lubricators at this and several other locations on the network was not consistent with Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) guidelines and probably reduced their effectiveness.

Proactive Action

Action number: RO-2016-002-NSA-005
Action organisation: Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM)
Date: 16 May 2018
Action status: Closed

Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) has implemented a network-wide lubrication strategy resulting in the widespread introduction of new electronic lubricators and the interim refurbishment and relocation of existing mechanical lubricators until such time as electronic lubricators are installed across the entire network. The new MTM Wheel/Rail Interface Committee has been tasked with overseeing the performance of the new lubrication system.

Last update 16 May 2018