Rail safety investigations & reports

Parting of Passenger Train TD 3817 at Croydon, Victoria on 9 November 2018

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress
Phase: Final report: External review Read more information on this investigation phase


The ATSB is investigating the parting of passenger train TD 3817 at Croydon, Victoria, on 9 November 2018.

At about 1557, the Metro Trains Melbourne 1607 Down service six-car set from Flinders Street to Lilydale, Victoria, separated into two 3-car sets. There were no injuries to passengers or damage to the train.

This investigation is being led by the Chief Investigator Transport Safety (CITS). CITS conducts rail investigations in Victoria on behalf of the ATSB under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview relevant persons and gather additional information.

A final report will be released at the end of the investigation.

Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.

General details
Date: 09 November 2018   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1557 EST   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Between Croydon and Mooroolbark   Investigation phase: Final report: External review  
State: Victoria    
  Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2019    

Train details

Train details
Line operator Metro Trains Melbourne  
Train operator Metro Trains Melbourne  
Train registration TD3817  
Type of operation Passenger  
Sector Passenger - metropolitan  
Damage to train Nil  
Departure point Flinders Street Railway Station, Vic.  
Destination Lilydale Railway Station, Vic.  
Last update 04 September 2019