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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 phase: Evidence collection 
Location   (show map):Colac Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Level Crossing 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 3rd Quarter 2019 Highest injury level: None 
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
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Last update 14 November 2018