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At about 0153 on 9 December 2010 an Up (northbound) loaded grain train travelling from Barellan, New South Wales (NSW) to Maldon, NSW and numbered as 3234N, collided at low speed with the rear of another Up (northbound) loaded grain train, numbered as 8922N, on the Down Main line at Yass Junction, NSW. The intended operation had been for both trains to wait, one behind the other, on the Down Main line at Yass Junction to enable a third northbound goods train, 4MB2, to pass them both on the adjacent Up Main line.

Train 3234N proceeded as intended past a signal which indicated that the route was not clear and that the train should proceed at caution. Train 3234N braked as soon as train 8922N was sighted but a collision nevertheless ensued. The investigation highlighted that the definition of restricted speed applying in these sorts of cases requires considerable judgement on the part of train drivers.

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At about 0153 on 9 December 2010 an Up (northbound) loaded grain train travelling from Barellan, New South Wales (NSW) to Maldon, NSW and numbered as 3234, collided at low speed with the rear of another Up (northbound) loaded grain train, numbered as 8922, on the Down2 Main line at Yass Junction, NSW. The intended operation had been for both trains to wait, one behind the other, on the Down Main line at Yass Junction to enable a third northbound goods train, 4MB2, to pass them both on the adjacent Up Main line.

On 25 May 2011, the draft ATSB investigation report into the incident was provided to directly involved parties for comment. The directly involved parties were asked to provide a submission addressing the report. All submissions will be considered before the report is finalised for public release

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Safety issue

RO-2010-013-SI-01 -  

Restricted speed definition

The current ARTC definition of restricted speed requires considerable judgement on the part of train drivers.

Safety issue details
Issue number:RO-2010-013-SI-01
Who it affects:All track managers
Status:Not addressed

 
General details
Date: 09 December 2010 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0153 EDT   
Location   (show map):Yass Junction Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Collision 
Release date: 30 January 2012  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
 
Train 1 details
Train registration: 3234 
Type of operation: Bulk grain 
Damage to train: Minor 
Departure point:Barellan, NSW
Destination:Maldon, NSW
Train 2 details
Train registration: 8922 
Type of operation: Bulk grain 
Damage to train: Nil 
Departure point:Red Bend, NSW
Destination:Port Kembla, NSW
 
 
 
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