Recommendation: 2014-018

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Ref # 2014-018
Status Closed
Occurrence Tram fire on approach to Busáras Luas Stop.
Occurrence Date 07 November 2013
Date Closed 01/06/2015

Basis for Recommendation

Maintenance risk management processes in Alstom had not identified potential consequences of fretting between the braking hoses and traction cables and there were also no procedures directly related to the repair of traction cables, therefore the RAIU make the following recommendation:


Transdev should ensure that Alstom, as the contracted VMC, review the defect priority matrix with regards to damage to traction cable insulation and fretting between these components and hydraulic hoses. In addition to this, maintenance procedures should be introduced to specify actions for the repair of traction cables