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At about 1300 hrs the train controller (at Centrol in Melbourne) reported that two sets of points--which were under block conditions for maintenance--had suddenly run to their alternate positions. This occurred when the train controller performed a route-setting action to establish a path for the approaching train. V/Line believe a wrong-side failure of the train control system has occurred.

The Office of the Chief Investigator, Transport Safety (Vic) is investigating the incident under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 (Cth).

General details
Date: 11 August 2016 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 1300 EDT Investigation phase: Final Report: Internal Review 
Location   (show map):Ballarat Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria  
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Expected completion: 2nd Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: None 
Train details
Line operator: V/Line Pty Ltd 
Train operator: V/Line Pty Ltd 
Train registration: 7130 
Type of operation: Passenger 
Sector: Passenger - regional 
Damage to train: Nil 
Departure point:Wendouree Railway Station, Vic.
Destination:Southern Cross Railway Station, Vic
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Last update 28 February 2018