Recommendation: 2014-016

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Ref # 2014-016
Status Closed
Occurrence Tram fire on approach to Busáras Luas Stop.
Occurrence Date 07 November 2013

Basis for Recommendation

The cable involved in the accident did not contain the protective braid which was present in these components on original construction, and in addition to this a number of the free lengths on the traction cables were measured to be greater in length than the figure detailed in the design drawing, as a result the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


Transdev should ensure that Alstom, as the contracted VMC, review the requirements for traction cables in the MIC bogie and produce and implement a suitable specification for this component. Installation procedures should also be reviewed to ensure that the free length requirements of these components are fulfilled