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3558 - INTERCITY TRAIN FLEET GUARDS

Crakanthorp, Tim to the Minister for Transport and Roads
  1. Has the Government considered that changing the role of train guards on the intercity fleet may have a significant impact on safety and could result in serious injury or death?
  2. Will traction interlocking be applied to the crew cab door on the new intercity fleet?
    1. If so, will this prevent the guard from monitoring platform safety while the train is in motion as it arrives on or departs from a station platform?
      1. If so, will consideration be given to removing traction interlocking from the crew cab door on the new intercity train fleet?
  3. How will train guards conduct on-the-spot risk assessments and bring the train to an emergency stop in the event a person unsafely enters the danger zone between the yellow line and train when the train is in motion on the new intercity train fleet?
  4. Will guards still have control of the door open and control function on the new intercity train fleet?
  5. Will train guards still be required to give the driver the all-clear bell signal before departing?
  6. Will the Rail, Bus, and Train Union (RBTU) be granted access to inspect the new intercity train fleet for safety issues?
  7. Who is responsible under the proposed new model of operation if there is a serious injury or death as a result of the changes?
  8. Will train guards on the new intercity train fleet be paid less than they are currently earning?
  9. Has consideration been given over concerns that safety will be comprised as a result of the changes to the role of train guards on the new intercity train fleet?
Question asked on 18 June 2020 (session 57-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 68
No answer has been printed.
Answer due on 23 July 2020.