Recommendation: 2016-006

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Ref # 2016-006
Status Closed
Occurrence Investigation into SPADs on the IÉ network from January 2012 to July 2015
Occurrence Date 01 January 2012
Date Closed 03/12/2017

Basis for Recommendation

To date, only one near miss Signal Passed At Danger (SPAD) event has been reported within IÉ, despite a number of drivers indicating to the RAIU that they have been involved in near miss SPAD events. Drivers should be able to report near misses without the fear of sanctions, as a result, the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


Iarnród Éireann (Railway Undertaking) should introduce a near miss reporting system, whereby, drivers may report near misses without the fear of sanctions being imposed.