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.