Archives For Rail Safety

Lead Tangara car damage (Source: Commission report)

On the 31st of January 2003 at approx. 7:14 am a four car Tangara passenger train on run C311 from Sydney Central to Port Kembla (G7) oversped on a downhill gradient leading into a curve and left the track. The train driver and six passengers were killed and the remaining passengers suffered various injuries ranging from minor bruising and lacerations to severe disabling injuries. Continue Reading…

I attended the Australian Rail Safety Conference 2010 in Melbourne this week. The conference’s theme was safety leadership and as a result we had a broad spread of corporate executives present providing their views on the leadership aspect of safety.

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The effect of poorly considered originating requirements (the recommendations of the Waterfall accident commisioner) upon system safety requirements for a passenger emergency door release function.

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