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.
|Date:||22 September 2018||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||0933 EST||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Colac||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|Report status:||Pending||Occurrence category:||Incident|
|Anticipated completion:||3rd Quarter 2019||Highest injury level:||None|
|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|