Recommendation: 2011-006

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Ref # 2011-006
Status Closed
Occurrence Tram derailment at The Point Stop, Luas Red Line.
Occurrence Date 13 May 2010
Date Closed 07/01/2019

Basis for Recommendation

While the incorrect movement towards the Event Platform, was not deemed and an emergency, it did require that both the Tram Driver and Controller take the necessary time to fully appreciate the situation to ensure that there was no ambiguity in relation to the position of Tram 3006 and the spring points. Therefore the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


Veolia should look to introduce a communication protocol between normal and emergency for given situations where a clear understanding between a tram driver and CCR are required.