Recommendation: 2019002-03

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Ref # 2019002-03
Status Closed
Occurrence Collision of an ICR with a buffer stop at Laois Train Care Depot, 17th July 2018
Occurrence Date 17 July 2018
Date Closed 08/11/2022

Basis for Recommendation

The InterCity Railcar Hauling Assisting Instructions were not complied with by the Chief Mechanical Engineer's Drivers and Limited Shunters; and, as a as a result of the derailment on the 14th June 2019, the RAIU make the following safety recommendations:


Iarnród Éireann (Railway Undertaking) Chief Mechanical Engineer's (CME) Department should review its training and competency of CME Drivers and Limited Shunters ensuring the stabling and movement of vehicles (defective or otherwise) are adequately addressed.