Recommendation: 2018-006

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Ref # 2018-006
Status Open / In progress
Occurrence Derailment of DART passenger service at Points DL115, Dun Laoghaire
Occurrence Date 13 September 2017

Basis for Recommendation

The scotch used at points DL115 was not manufactured to infrastructure department drawing
W487/29 'Timber Scotch for Points - Oak'; as a result the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:

Recommendation

Iarnród Éireann (Infrastructure Manager) should review the drawing and specification requirements for points scotches and ensure only scotches manufactured to the required drawing and specification are made available to points operators.