Recommendation: 2014-014

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Ref # 2014-014
Status Closed
Occurrence Tram fire on approach to Busáras Luas Stop.
Occurrence Date 07 November 2013
Date Closed 01/06/2015

Basis for Recommendation

The interaction between Hose 1 and Cable 1 led to both components sustaining damage that ultimately initiated the fire. The requirement to maintain Hose 1 at a 15° offset from the vertical was not prescribed in relevant maintenance instructions. Therefore the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


Transdev should ensure that Alstom, as the contracted VMC, review maintenance instructions to ensure separation is maintained between hydraulic circuit and the traction cables at installation and during operation