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East Hills track hazard

Sep 27, 2011Uncategorized

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, 2011Uncategorized

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, 2011Uncategorized

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 »

Alert: zero tolerance on alcohol and drug tests

Apr 21, 2011News

The RTBU is concerned that there are still some crews that are failing to pass drug and alcohol testing within the workplace. It is important that workers are vigilant on this issue, as employers do […] Read More »

First Waratah train ready for handover

Apr 19, 2011News

RailCorp recently received notification that the first Waratah Set is ready for inspection and handover before the they start “in service” running. RailCorp technicians will begin inspecting Set A03 from 19 April. A range of […] Read More »

Stable Rostering Code upheld

Apr 19, 2011News

A Dubbo organiser has moved quickly to ensure that CountryLink follows the Stable Rostering Code as track work starts affecting train arrival times on the Western Line. Due to the track work, Dubbo XPT trains […] Read More »

Air quality and safety concerns at Weston Milling

Apr 15, 2011News

RTBU members have raised their concern about safety procedures and poor air quality at the unloading site within Weston Milling at Enfield. A number of representatives from Weston Milling, both RTBU members and officials with Pacific […] Read More »

Changes to sign on times deferred

Apr 8, 2011News

The RTBU has been successful in deferring a proposal to remove the additional six minutes sign on time afforded to Suburban drivers for their train preparation procedure until the OPCREW rostering system is optimized later […] Read More »