Rail safety investigations & reports

Non-operation of Level Crossing Protection at Hart Street, Colac, Victoria on 22 September 2018

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


An investigation has been launched into the non-operation of Level Crossing Protection at Hart Street, Colac, 22 September 2018

At about 0933, a passenger train running from Melbourne to Warrnambool entered a level crossing in the town of Colac, Victoria for which the barriers and flashing light protection was inoperative. The area had recently been under a track occupation to facilitate track maintenance activities. There were no injuries.

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: 22 September 2018   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 0933 EST   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Colac   Investigation phase: Final report: Approval  
State: Victoria    
  Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2019    

Train details

Train details
Line operator V/Line  
Train operator V/Line Pty Ltd  
Train registration TD 8861  
Type of operation Scheduled passenger  
Sector Passenger - regional  
Damage to train Nil  
Departure point Melbourne Southern Cross Station  
Destination Warrnambool Railway Station  
Last update 18 September 2019