Elfin safety

The Railway Safety Commission, which god preserve, is seeking consultants to

 undertake a review of the self contained Heritage Railways in Ireland with respect to the management of safety associated with their railway activities.

The bumpf says:

The purpose of this competition is to engage an expert or experts to undertake a review of the self contained Heritage Railways in Ireland with respect to the management of safety associated with their railway activities. It should be noted that this excludes the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI).

The 8 heritage railways concerned are

Difflin Lake Railway, Raphoe, Co. Donegal

Fintown Railway, Fintown, Co. Donegal

Cavan & Leitrim Railway, Dromod, Co. Leitrim

Irish Steam Preservation Society, Stradbally, Co. Laois

Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, Kilmeadan, Co. Waterford

Tralee & Dingle Railway, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Lartigue Monorailway, Listowel, Co. Kerry

West Clare Railway, Moyasta, Co. Clare.

These heritage railways all operate on their own self contained infrastructure. They are operated by a mix of paid and volunteer staff. They include steam and diesel traction and a number of passenger carrying vehicles.

Safety certification was granted to these railways on the basis of their accepted safety cases in accordance with the Railway Safety Act 2005 (the Act). As the majority of these safety certificates were issued in 2007 they now fall due for review.

Hasn’t it got cold recently? There is definitely a chill in the air.

 

 

One response to “Elfin safety

  1. I will refrain from commenting on the RSC, given what I know about a particular issue concerning railway safety in Ireland.

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