Safety chief defends decision to run Luas

John Welsby, who is responsible for safety on Dublin's Luas tram system, has defended his decision to let the system operate despite knowing about faults with the tracks.

7th January, 2006

John Welsby, who is responsible for safety on Dublin's Luas tram system, has defended his decision to let the system operate despite knowing about faults with the tracks.

Welsby, head of the Railway Safety Commission (RSC), which has ultimate responsibility for the safety of Luas, said he knew about problems with bonding material which connect the rail tracks to the ground since the summer of 2004.The faults could cost €10 million to fix, and require...

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