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Countrylink: Goulburn MOU upheld

Feb 24, 2011Update

During recent track work, the long standing agreement to man the SP35/32 Canberra service with two drivers (owing to the shift length) was breached under the guise of a “local agreement” enabling one driver only […] Read More »

Macdonaldtown train horn noise project

Feb 24, 2011Update

Work is continuing on the project to develop an audible warning system for use in depots across the RailCorp network that meets safety requirements while not breaching NSW noise pollution laws. There is a proposal […] Read More »

Moving to Automatic Train Protection

Feb 24, 2011Update

‘Automatic Train Protection’ is now a little closer to being applied to the RailCorp network. It is in line with our OH&S Committees’ previous stand as to the provision of ‘ATP’ safety equipment and in […] Read More »

Potential exposure to contaminants in tunnels

Feb 24, 2011News

The RTBU is working with rail operators to ensure train crews are adequately protected from potential exposure to dangerous contaminants, including diesel fumes in the case a train breaks down in a tunnel. Crew is […] Read More »

OHS at Interail Yennora

Feb 24, 2011Update

Negotiations are continuing on a number of OH&S issues raised by drivers at Glen Lee. The main issues are lack of radio communication from one end of the yard to the other, poor lighting, uneven […] Read More »

Safety: bright lights a hazard

Feb 24, 2011News

A number of members raised concerns about lighting issues within the new Epping to Chatswood rail corridor, and possible short-term and long-term effects on drivers’ health and welfare. RailCorp initially denied any concerns existed that […] Read More »

Quick fix for dash glare

Feb 24, 2011Update

Finally, RailCorp is taking action on a matter that’s been bugging drivers since the new OSCAR locos were delivered – dash glare. Unfortunately the trains have been leaving the manufacturer without an adequate anti-glare coating […] Read More »

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