Recommendation: 2019002-06

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Ref # 2019002-06
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 31/08/2020

Basis for Recommendation

There is no requirement to formally conduct any train inspections / preparations prior to the movement of a train, as a result the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


Iarnród Éireann (Railway Undertaking) Chief Mechanical Engineer's Department should develop a formal procedure for the examination of vehicles prior to moving a train which has been left unattended with no direct handover.