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Crossing collisions decline but better education is crucial

Apr 20, 2012Update

The recent launch of the rail industry initiative TrackSAFE which aims to reduce level crossing, trespass and suicide incidents on the rail network is a timely reminder that more needs to be done at a […] Read More »

RTBU members speak out on flawed national safety laws

Mar 10, 2012News

RTBU Loco Division delegates and members attended formal consultations over proposed new national rail safety laws that threaten the safety and work-life balance of train drivers. About 30 RTBU members and delegates expressed their concerns […] Read More »

Fatigue win: mandatory shift lengths for Queensland drivers

Feb 8, 2012News

Strenuous campaigning by the RTBU has delivered mandatory shift lengths for Queensland train drivers. The Queensland Government has announced the new measures – similar to those in place in NSW – to manage fatigue and […] Read More »

Delegate Training

Jan 13, 2012News Update

Stage 1 Training Delegate training has continued through 2011 – with 20 delegates being trained in 2011, up from 11 in 2010. Stage 2 Training Delegates are advised that the following dates have been set […] Read More »

Transport Minister gets the message on rail safety, but there’s more to be done

Nov 29, 2011Update

Thanks all the members who took the time to send a message to the State Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian voicing their concerns about the watering down of existing NSW fatigue protections under the proposed National […] Read More »

East Hills track hazard

Sep 27, 2011Update

Due to the continued duplication works on the East Hills line, the tracks will be slewed at Salt Pan Creek from the original configuration across to the newly constructed bridge. This will involve almost a […] Read More »

ATP acceptance trials complete

Sep 27, 2011Update

DMI screen acceptance trials for the Waratah have now been completed. The aim of the trials was to make sure the screen was located in the correct position and that the information contained on the […] Read More »

Albanese responds to RTBU pressure on the Sydney to Melbourne rail line

Aug 18, 2011Update

Vigorous RTBU pressure for an investigation into the second-rate resleepering program and dangerous mudholes on the Sydney to Melbourne rail line has delivered results with Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese announcing an inquiry. The independent […] Read More »

Transport Ministers: Fatigue and drug and alcohol management need more work

May 27, 2011News

The National Rail Safety Regulator (NRSR) looks to be established by the beginning of 2013 after a meeting of Australia’s transport ministers last week. Before the national law can be finalised, however, there are still […] Read More »

Update: Waratah train handover

May 25, 2011News

As members will be aware, RailCorp has been handed set A03 to commence evaluations prior to acceptance or rejection of the set for operational purposes. This period of evaluation expired on the weekend of the 22/23 […] Read More »

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