Recommendation: 2010-012

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Ref # 2010-012
Status Closed
Occurrence Malahide Viaduct Collapse on the Dublin to Belfast Line.
Occurrence Date 21 August 2009
Date Closed 01/12/2013


Iarnród Éireann should develop a documented risk-based approach for flood and scour risk to railway structures through: (1) Monitoring of scour risk at sites through scour depth estimation, debris and hydraulic loading checks, and visual and underwater examination; (2) Provision of physical scour / flood protection for structures at high risk; (3) Imposing of line closures during periods of high water levels where effective physical protection is not in place.