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At about 1328 on Saturday 5 February 2011, scheduled XPT (Express Passenger Train) ST24, travelling from Melbourne to Sydney, passed signal 09-6 at Henty while it was displaying a Stop (red) indication, an event commonly referred to as a Signal Passed at Danger (SPAD). The train stopped about 95 m past signal 09-6 with the front of the leading power car on the Yankee Road level crossing. The investigation concluded that notwithstanding a reported issue with the brakes on the leading power car, the driver of train ST24 did not apply sufficient braking effort to enable train ST24 to be stopped before passing the Up home signal (09-6) at Henty.

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General details
Date: 05 February 2011 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1328 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Henty  
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 26 June 2012 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Train details
Train registration: ST24 
Type of operation: Scheduled passenger 
Damage to train: Nil 
Departure point:Melbourne, Vic
Destination:Sydney, NSW
 
 
 
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