Recommendation: 2014-017

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Ref # 2014-017
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 electrical protection built into the traction system did not isolate after the accident of the arcing fault, which may have led to the arc being sustained for a longer period of time, as a result of this the RAIU make the following recommendation:


Transdev should ensure that Alstom, as the contracted VMC, review the performance requirements for the isolation protection system in the MIC bogie to ensure that it meets the requirements of the 401 hazard log or revise the 401 hazard log accordingly