Recommendation: 2018-007

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Ref # 2018-007
Status Closed
Occurrence Derailment of DART passenger service, at Points DL115, Dun Laoghaire, 13th September 2017
Occurrence Date 13 September 2017
Date Closed 05/03/2021

Basis for Recommendation

A Track Cirecuit Operating Device was not fitted to the adjacent line, by Driver E222, after the derailment; as a result the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


Iarnród Éireann (IÉ) (Railway Undertaking) should brief the relevant staff on the requirements of the IÉ Rule Book (Section M 3.1.2) which states that where emergency detonator protection is not needed, drivers must place a Track Circuit Operating Device on the line(s) concerned to supplement the signal protection.