Recommendation: 2019001-02

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Ref # 2019001-02
Status Closed
Occurrence Wrongside Door Failure at Ashtown Station, 12th August 2018
Occurrence Date 12 August 2018
Date Closed 07/05/2021

Basis for Recommendation

The RAIU consider that a review of Vehicle Maintenance Instructions (VMIs) (associated with examinations of rolling stock after incidents/ accidents) for all fleets should be conducted to identify any deficiencies in these VMIs to ensure that rolling stock re-entering service is fit-for-purpose; as a result, the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


Iarnród Éireann (Railway Undertaking) Chief Mechanical Engineer's Departmet should review Vehicle Maintenance Instructions (VMIs) associated with the examination of rolling stock after an incident / accident, for all rolling stock fleets, to develop a more thorough and robust VMI that is commensurate with the safety risk of faults occurring after rolling stock has been involved in an incident or accident.