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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 phase: Examination and analysis 
Location   (show map):Marshall Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: SPAD (signal passed at danger) 
  
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 2nd Quarter 2019 Highest injury level: None 
 
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
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.
 
 
 
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Last update 14 November 2018