Recommendation: 2016-014

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Ref # 2016-014
Status Closed
Occurrence Investigation into SPADs on the IÉ network from January 2012 to July 2015
Occurrence Date 01 January 2012
Date Closed 21/09/2016

Basis for Recommendation

A review of the internal IÉ investigation methods by the RAIU found that the current system of reporting (OOR) has not yet been formalised; there is a lack of consistency in relation to the terms used in the reports and that the reports appear to take a very long time to complete, as a result the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


Iarnród Éireann (Infrastructure Manager & Railway Undertaking should review the current system of reporting Signal Passed At Danger (SPAD) events so that reports are consistent and published within a set period of time.