Rail safety issues and actions

Management of wide gauge defect

Issue number: RO-2016-002-SI-05
Who it affects: Owners and operators of passenger rail services in Victoria
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

Track geometry through the Rushall curve was not managed in accordance with Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) network standards. A wide-gauge ‘A’ fault was not rectified in the field despite being closed-out on the asset management system.

Proactive Action

Action number: RO-2016-002-NSA-007
Action organisation: Metro Trains Melbourne
Date: 16 May 2018
Action status: Closed

Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) has improved its management of Temporary Approved Non-Conformances (TANC) to provide better oversight, visibility and reporting of decisions to deviate from the network standard. TANCs existing for 28 days or greater will also be subject to approval by a separate technical authority within MTM to validate that there are effective controls to manage risk associated with the TANC.

Last update 16 May 2018