023/12

Status
Closed
Recommendation Date
Recipient Name
NZTA
Date Closed
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Train drivers becoming distracted and forgetting the aspect of warning signals their train has recently passed is a known risk to the rail industry. The signal alert device that was installed in train cabs to help drivers remember the aspect of the last signal their train had passed was not used by the driver on this occasion and was not widely used by other drivers because, once activated, the alarm sounded for 6 seconds and could not be cancelled and the sound was easily confused with other in-cab alarms. The Commission recommends that the chief executive of the New Zealand Transport Agency ensures that systems put in place by New Zealand train operators designed to mitigate this known risk are effective and result in the risk being eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level
Reply Text
. . .we will work with industry to see that the risk referred to in the preamble to this recommendation is eliminated, isolated or reduced. We believe that this will meet the overall objective of this recommendation
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