Recommendation: 2016-007

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Ref # 2016-007
Status Open / In progress
Occurrence Investigation into SPADs on the IÉ network from January 2012 to July 2015
Occurrence Date 01 January 2012
Date Closed 28/05/2019

Basis for Recommendation

As the previous near miss reporting system, introduced into Iarnród Éireann was unsuccessful, and given that near miss Signals Passed At Danger (SPADs) are occurring, and consequences of SPADs can be serious, the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


Iarnród Éireann (Infrastructure Manager) should identify safety critical signals and, where the technology exists, introduce a mechanism to monitor the approach speed to these signals; to ensure that near misses are identified and managed.