Recommendation: 2019001-03

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Ref # 2019001-03
Status Further Evidence Requested
Occurrence Wrongside Door Failure at Ashtown Station, 12th August 2018
Occurrence Date 12 August 2018

Basis for Recommendation

Scheduled maintenance (A Exams and a B6 Exam) did not and would not detect latent faults on
autocouplers; given there is a concern in relation to all fleets, the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


Iarnród Éireann (Railway Undertaking) Chief Mechanical Engineer's Department should review their scheduled maintenance examinations, for multiple-unit fleets, with a view to developing a means to check the connection is correct on the electrical head.