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The entire Adelaide train fleet will be checked after an engine on the Grange line caught alight last month.
The Transport Department has launched an investigation into its entire rail fleet after one of its passenger trains caught fire mid-trip last month.
Department chief executive Tony Braxton-Smith confirmed the audit during a parliamentary committee hearing on Thursday.
It came after a train’s engine caught alight while the railcar was travelling along the Grange line on Saturday, August 17.
Mr Braxton-Smith said no passengers were injured in the incident.
A Transport Department spokesman said the engine and systems on trains were “designed in accordance with relevant standards to minimise the fire risk”.
“In this incident the spread of the fire was limited and passengers were not at risk at any stage,” he said.
The spokesman said the fire was being examined by two independent Forensic Fire Investigation and in the meantime all trains were being checked.
“While there is no definitive cause at present, the department is inspecting the rest of the fleet to provide input into the (investigation) report,” he said.
This article first appeared on www.adelaidenow.com.au
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