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Fire or explosion

  Includes fires or explosions within SARCC property, emanating from SARCC property or from an external source. Some examples are bush or scrub fires, fires on/in trains or fires caused by vandals on SARCC property.

Signals Passed at Danger (SPAD)

  A train driver passing a signal at danger is a reportable safety incident. These incidents are reported in three categories, low, medium and high. Low incidents are those where a train overruns a signal at danger within the overlap, but where there is no damage to infrastructure, injuries or death. Medium incidents are those where a train overruns a signal at danger beyond the overlap, or where adjacent roads converge without catch points, plus any incidents causing infrastructure damage but no injury or death. High incidents are those where a train overruns a signal at danger causing derailment, collision, injury or death.



  Fatalities involving SARCC are reported in three categories: train accident, level crossing, and other (which includes trespass, suicides, falls from train, natural causes while travelling). Another significant problem that menaces our railways is that of members of the public jaywalking and attempting to cross railway tracks, in a bid to take short cuts. At stations there are overhead bridges and subways that are built for the purpose of people crossing from one side of the tracks to the other. Despite warning signs not to cross railway tracks in non-designated areas, commuters and the general public often do not heed SARCC?s warnings, and sadly the consequences are always dire.


  Every effort is made to promptly attend to damage caused by vandals to SARCC trains which runs into millions. Cable and sleeper theft is one example, which costs the organization millions. The continued theft of cables and sleepers remains a major cause of disruption to our services, causing delays to our scheduled services. Besides inconveniencing many of our commuters, such actions pose a major risk to communities served by SARCC.  Read More...
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