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Train 5BS7 was 15 minutes into its Brisbane to Sydney journey when it collided with a stationary track vehicle at Greenbank staff station. Train 5BS7 and the track vehicle were both given authority to enter the Greenbank staff station yard limits.

A misunderstanding between the train controller and signaller in regard to the anticipated departure time of the south bound train in combination with workload and train graph endorsement issues contributed to the erroneous granting of this authority. Long standing safeworking practices then contributed to the lack of an effective block between these opposing movements.

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General details
Date: 25 August 2005 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0947 EST  
Location:Greenbank Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Collision 
Release date: 13 June 2006  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
 
Train details
Train registration: 5BS7 
Type of operation: Freight Train 
Damage to train: Minor 
Departure point:Acacia Ridge Freight Terminal
Destination:Sydney
 
 
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