Recommendation: 20191002 SAN-01-01

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Ref # 20191002 SAN-01-01
Status Closed
Occurrence SAN 01 - Suitability of Fixed Stop Buffers - Collision of train with buffer stop at Laois Traincare Depot
Occurrence Date 06 July 2019
Date Closed 09/04/2020

Basis for Recommendation

InterCity Railcar 16 moved unintentionally at slow speed, striking and damaging a friction buffer stop. The safety consequence as a result of the unintentional movement of a rail vehicle at speed would be injuries to staff and potential structural damage.


IÉ-IM should review the selection of fixed buffer stops at locations at LTCD for their suitability and efficacy in protecting staff and infrastructure.