Rail safety investigations & reports

Level crossing collision between a car and XPT NT35, Kyogle, NSW, on 14 June 2017

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


The ATSB is investigating a level crossing collision between a car and XPT NT35, Kyogle, NSW, on 14 June 2017

At approximately 0810 on 14 June 2017, a white Holden Coomodore drove onto a level crossing in the township of Kyogle, NSW. At the same time an XPT NT35 travelling between Brisbane and Sydney was approaching the same level crossing travelling on the 'Up' direction. The car stopped momentarily before the crossing and then drove onto the crossing as the train approached. the train struck the motor vehcile, and as a result of the collision the driver who was travelling alone, died at the scene of the accident.

General details
Date: 14 July 2017   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 0810 EST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Kyogle   Investigation phase: Final report: Internal review  
State: New South Wales    
Report status: Pending   Occurrence category: Accident  
Expected completion: 1st Quarter 2019   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Train details

Train details
Line operator Australian Rail Track Corporation  
Train operator NSW Trains  
Train registration NT35  
Type of operation XPT Passenger service  
Sector Passenger - regional  
Damage to train Minor  
Departure point Brisbane, Qld  
Destination Sydney, NSW  
Last update 20 December 2018