Rail safety investigations & reports

Collision of Sydney Tramway Museum 'J' class 675 and 'Nagasaki' class 1054 tram at Loftus, NSW on 15 May 2016

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress
Phase: Final report: External review Read more information on this investigation phase


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 level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Loftus, Sydney   Investigation phase: Final report: External review  
State: New South Wales    
  Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: Minor  
Anticipated completion: 3rd Quarter 2019    

Train details

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  
Last update 15 April 2019