Recommendation: 2016-013

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Ref # 2016-013
Status Closed
Occurrence Investigation into SPADs on the IÉ network from January 2012 to July 2015
Occurrence Date 01 January 2012
Date Closed 22/12/2017

Basis for Recommendation

The RAIU also found that the placement of speed boards may have been a contributory factor to the Signal Passed At Danger at Signal TL223, Millstreet, on the 8th December 2013; as a result, the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


Iarnród Éireann (Infrastructure Manager), should review their procedures for the placement of speed boards and brief relevant staff to be vigilant in the placement of lineside signage with respect to the potential forobscuring of signals or otherwise unintentionally providing distractions to drivers, especially in the case where there are fixed colour light signals or they have potential to cause Start On Yellow (SOY) Signals Passed At Danger.