The train was loaded by approximately 10 per cent more than that recorded on the consist, it is probable that the additional mass placed an extra load on the braking system and affected the handling characteristics of the train.
05 December 2018
A Qube investigation officer conducted weekly audits of trains operating between Moss Vale and Inner Harbour following this incident. This included a check that the train consist was recorded correctly.
Current issue status:
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau notes the response provided and is satisfied that the action initiated by Qube Logistics will address the safety issue.