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At approximately 1750 on 12 October 2017, train 2552 travelling empty from Kippa-Ring to Bowen Hills, Queensland, passed signal PE28 at Petrie on the up suburban line at stop (SPAD). The SPAD triggered an alarm in the Rail Management Centre located in Mayne Yard Bowen Hills. The network control officer broadcast an emergency message via the open channel radio. The driver of train 2552 acknowledged the message and advised that the train had stopped.

There were no injuries or damage.

The ATSB has commenced an investigation into the occurrence and will periodically update the information provided on this web page as it becomes available.

General details
Date: 12 October 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 1750 EST Investigation phase: Final Report: Internal Review 
Location   (show map):Petrie Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: SPAD (signal passed at danger) 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 3rd Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: None 
Train details
Line operator: Queensland Rail 
Train operator: Queensland Rail 
Train registration: 2552 
Type of operation: Empty passenger 
Sector: Passenger - metropolitan 
Damage to train: Nil 
Departure point:Kippa-Ring, Qld
Destination:Bowen Hills, Qld
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Last update 28 February 2018