Recommendation: 2016-012

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Ref # 2016-012
Status Open / In progress
Occurrence Investigation into SPADs on the IÉ network from January 2012 to July 2015
Occurrence Date 01 January 2012
Date Closed 28/05/2019

Basis for Recommendation

In relation to the Signal Passed At Danger at Signal XX098, Gortavogher, on the 19th December 2013, the Signalman and Level Crossing Control Operative allowed the train to enter a section where it was known that there were faults at the level crossings and with no EOs in attendance. As a result, the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:

Recommendation

Iarnród Éireann (Infrastructure Manager) should review the procedures applicable to signalman, Level Crossing Keeper, Level Crossing Control Operative and level crossing emergency operators with particular emphasis on the actions to be taken by each when a fault is detected at a level crossing. This review should consider circumstances where a train may already have entered the affected section of line, and circumstances where the signal may be missing or extinguished.