Recommendation: 202105-01

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Ref # 202105-01
Status Open / In progress
Occurrence Overhead Line detachment, Pearse Station, 1st October 2020
Occurrence Date 01 October 2020

Basis for Recommendation

In relation to the planned preventative maintenance for the Class 8100 EMU Pantographs the regime was not robust enough to ensure that Pantograph 396 could operate without failure between overhaul periods.

Recommendation

Iarnród Éireann Railway Undertaking, Chief Mechanical Engineer's Department should in conjunction with the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) develop a maintenance regime for the pantographs, taking into consideration the operational conditions and traceability of safety critical components.