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At approximately 1056 on Sunday 15 May 2016 a Sydney Tramway Museum J class 675 tram unmanned and uncontrolled rolled for approximately 300 metres on a downward gradient and collided into a Nagasaki class 1054 tram. At the time there were 15 passengers and two crew members riding on-board the Nagasaki class tram. Moments before the impact the passengers and crew were able to jump from the tram before the collision. There were no serious injuries to any of the crew and or passengers.

The ATSB has commenced an investigation into this accident, 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.

 
General details
Date: 15 May 2016 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 1056 EST Investigation phase: Final report: Internal review 
Location   (show map):Loftus, Sydney Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Collision 
  
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: Minor 
 
Train details
Line operator: Sydney Tramway Museum 
Train operator: Sydney Tramway Museum 
Train registration: Nagasaki Class 1054 
Type of operation: Passenger 
Sector: Other 
Damage to train: Substantial 
Departure point:Loftus, NSW
Destination:Loftus, NSW
 
 
 
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Last update 10 August 2018