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At 1612 on 17 December 2015, the leading car of empty Sydney Trains passenger service 109D derailed at No. 534 points after the train reportedly passed signal HY82 at STOP, without authority (SPAD). Service 109D was bound for No. 3 Platform at Hornsby station to commence a run to Central station. There were no reported injuries.

The ATSB has commenced an investigation into this incident, which will be undertaken by officers from the NSW Office of Transport Safety Investigations, under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003. Investigators have commenced collecting evidence and statements from involved parties, which will be analysed and a draft investigation report compiled. The draft report will be forwarded to relevant parties for comment prior to the completion and release of the final report.

The investigation is continuing.

General details
Date: 17 December 2015 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 1612 EDsT Investigation phase: Final report: External review 
Location   (show map):Hornsby Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Derailment 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: None 
Train details
Line operator: Sydney Trains 
Train operator: Sydney Trains 
Train registration: 109D 
Type of operation: Passenger 
Sector: Passenger - metropolitan 
Damage to train: Minor 
Departure point:Hornsby, NSW
Destination:Central Station, NSW
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Last update 14 November 2018