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The ATSB has commenced an investigation into a signal passed at danger (SPAD) rail occurrence, that occurred near Bowen Hills station in Brisbane, Queensland.

At about 0948 on 26 August 2017, a suburban passenger train, designation 1A21, exceeded its limit of authority by passing signal ME45 at danger. The train came to a stop about 40 m on the departure side of the signal. The signal had been placed at stop to define the limit of a Track Occupancy Authority, where workers were accessing the danger zone to walk across a portion of track to undertake work.

General details
Date: 26 August 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 0948 EST  
Location   (show map):Bowen Hills Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Expected completion: March 2018 Highest injury level: None 
Train details
Line operator: Queensland Rail 
Train operator: Queensland Rail 
Train registration: 1A21 
Type of operation: Suburban Passenger Train 
Sector: Passenger - metropolitan 
Damage to train: Nil 
Departure point:Cleveland Station, Qld
Destination:Shorncliffe Station, Qld
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Last update 17 January 2018