Recommendation: 2014-020

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Ref # 2014-020
Status Open / In progress
Occurrence Tram fire on approach to Busáras Luas Stop.
Occurrence Date 07 November 2013

Basis for Recommendation

An independent fire report into the accident identified that the flash point of the hydraulic fluid used was relatively low compared to other hydraulic fluids referenced in an ignition handbook.


Transdev should undertake a review of higher ignition temperature hydraulic oils to identify if they would be feasible in the braking circuit and add a safety benefit.