Recommendation: 20130919 USAN-01-01

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Ref # 20130919 USAN-01-01
Status Closed
Occurrence USAN 01 - Wrongside Door Failure on DART - In-cab display incorrectly indicating passenger doors are closed when open
Occurrence Date 18 September 2013
Date Closed 31/12/2013

Basis for Recommendation

The in-cab driver indications for the passenger door indicate that the doors are closed, when in fact, they remain open. The safety consequence as a result of this equipment failure could lead to a Dart train being driven while the doors are open; with a risk to passenger safety.


Iarnród Éireann should put in place mitigation measures to prevent the wrong side failure of the door interlocking equipment on the Dart trains.