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.
|Date:||15 May 2016||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||1056 EST||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Loftus, Sydney||Investigation phase:||Final report: External review|
|State:||New South Wales|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Minor|
|Anticipated completion:||3rd Quarter 2019|
|Line operator||Sydney Tramway Museum|
|Train operator||Sydney Tramway Museum|
|Train registration||Nagasaki Class 1054|
|Type of operation||Passenger|
|Damage to train||Substantial|
|Departure point||Loftus, NSW|