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Summary

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.

 
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