Rail safety investigations & reports

Signals passed at danger by train 7750 at Marshall, Victoria on 2 January 2018

Investigation number:
RO-2018-001
Status: Active
Investigation in progress
Phase: Final report: Internal review Read more information on this investigation phase

Summary

An investigation has been launched into a signals passed at danger event by train 7750 at Marshall, Victoria on 2 January 2018.

At about 1413 on 2 January 2018, an empty passenger train en route from Waurn Ponds to Geelong passed two signals at Stop at Marshall. As a consequence, the train entered the single line between Marshall and South Geelong without authority.

There was an opposing train movement in the single line section. The trains were brought to a stand with a separation distance of about 900 metres. There were no injuries or damage.

This investigation is being led by the Victorian Chief Investigator, Transport Safety. The Chief Investigator conducts rail investigations in Victoria on behalf of the ATSB under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

A final report will be released at the end of the investigation.

General details
Date: 02 January 2018   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1413 EST   Investigation level: Complex - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Marshall   Investigation phase: Final report: Internal review  
State: Victoria    
  Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 1st Quarter 2020    

Train 1 details

Train 1 details
Line operator V/Line  
Train operator V/Line  
Train registration 7750  
Type of operation Empty cars  
Sector Passenger - regional  
Damage to train Nil  
Departure point Waurn Ponds, Vic.  
Destination Geelong, Vic.  

Train 2 details

Train 2 details
Line operator V/Line  
Train operator V/Line  
Train registration 8865  
Type of operation Passenger  
Sector Passenger - regional  
Damage to train Nil  
Departure point Southern Cross Station, Vic.  
Destination Warrnambool, Vic.  
Last update 30 September 2019