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The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), at the request of the Queensland Government, has initiated an investigation into the passenger train accident at Cleveland Station in Brisbane yesterday.

The accident occurred when a QR passenger train failed to stop at the Cleveland station platform and collided with the end-of-line buffer-stop, the platform and the station building. There were 15 people on board the train (including the driver and a guard) while four people were on the platform and in the station building. A number of people were treated for minor injuries and transported to hospital for further examination.

The ATSB investigation team will be inspecting the accident site this afternoon and have been liaising with officers from the Queensland Police Service, the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Queensland Rail to gather relevant evidence. Witnesses will be interviewed in the coming days.

The ATSB expect to release a preliminary factual report within a month. More information will be made available as it comes to hand.

ATSB investigation AR-2013-005

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is Australia's national transport safety investigator.


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Last update 01 February 2013