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At about 1028 (Eastern Daylight Saving Time) on Friday 25 February 2011, a southbound Brisbane to Melbourne freight train passed the home signal at Yerong Creek at red (Stop) without authority. Yerong Creek is about 387 km from Melbourne and 565 km from Sydney on the main Sydney to Melbourne rail line. There were no injuries or damage as a result of the incident.

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General details
Date: 25 February 2011 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1028 ASDT  
Location   (show map):Yerong Creek Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: SPAD (signal passed at danger) 
Release date: 19 May 2011  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Train details
Train registration: 4BM7 
Type of operation: Freight 
Damage to train: Nil 
Departure point:Brisbane, Qld
Destination:Melbourne, Vic
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Last update 24 January 2017