Recommendation: 2024002-01

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Ref # 2024002-01
Status Open / In progress
Occurrence Broken Rail near Emly, County Tipperary, 22nd February 2023
Occurrence Date 22 February 2023

Basis for Recommendation

The Welders encountered difficulties with the Rail Tensors not maintaining sufficient pressure to hold the rails at the required welders gap.


IÉ-IM CCE to update Technical Management Standard, CCE-TMS-323, Technical Standard for the Stressing of Rail, to include a more robust guidance for welders, in relation to recognising when there may be issues with the Rail Tensors; and what actions are to be taken when difficulties arise with the Rail Tensors.