Rail safety investigations & reports

Signal irregularity at Islington Junction, New South Wales, on 25 May 2017

Investigation number:
RO-2017-002
Status: Active
Investigation in progress

Summary

The ATSB is investigating a signal irregularity at Islington Junction, New South Wales, on 25 May 2017.

At about 1020 (EST), train NK83 was stationary at Islington Junction waiting for train 4190N to pass. Drivers in the rear locomotive (loco on both ends) noticed the passing route clear, but that their train was still foul of the turnout. They advised the front driver to pull forward, then advised train control accordinagly.

General details
Date: 25 May 2017   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1020 EST   Investigation phase: Final report: Drafting  
Location   (show map): Islington Junction   Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation  
State: New South Wales    
Report status: Pending   Occurrence category: Incident  
Expected completion: 4th Quarter 2018   Highest injury level: None  

Train 1 details

Train 1 details
Line operator Australia Rail Track Corporation  
Train operator Pacific National  
Train registration NK83  
Type of operation Track Geometry car AK car  
Sector Other  
Damage to train Nil  
Departure point Broadmeadow, NSW  
Destination Kooragang, NSW  

Train 2 details

Train 2 details
Line operator Australia Rail Track Corporation  
Train operator Pacific National  
Train registration 4190N  
Type of operation Intermodal  
Sector Freight  
Damage to train Nil  
Departure point Brisbane, Qld  
Destination Sydney, NSW  
Last update 14 November 2018