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Pacific National (PN) operated Melbourne to Perth freight train 4MP5, was being propelled during a shunting movement inside PN's yard and passed yard departure signal 214U displaying a stop indication. The shunting movement continued for a distance and then derailed on a set of catch points before colliding with the scheduled Sydney to Melbourne RailCorp operated eXpress Passenger Train (XPT), numbered 8622, running on the main line.

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SAFETY ACTIONS

Actions Taken

As a result of the occurrence, the ATSB consulted with Pacific National and the Australian Rail Track Corporation in relation to safety issues that had became apparent during the initial stages of the investigation and issued interim recommendations. The interim recommendations are contained in 5.1.1 and 5.1.2.

The ATSB also published on 20 May 2005, an Interim Factual Rail Safety Investigation Report in relation to this occurrence.

Pacific National

Australian Rail Track Corporation

Recommendations

Pacific National

Victorian Railway Safety Regulator, Department of Infrastructure

Australasian Railway Association, Code Management Company

 

 
General details
Date: 19 January 2005 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1956 EDT  
Location:South Dynon Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Collision 
Release date: 23 May 2006  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
 
Train details
Train registration: 4MP5 
Type of operation: Freight Train 
Damage to train: Minor 
Departure point:South Dynon Yard
Destination:Perth WA

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