Rail safety investigations & reports

Signalling irregularity at Eagle Junction, Qld, on 23 September 2018

Investigation number:
RO-2018-020
Status: Active
Investigation in progress

Summary

At about 1545 on 23 September 2018, a conflicting route between trains DP41 and DG44 at Eagle Junction, Queensland, was reported to the Network Control Officer. The driver of train DP41, on Eagle Junction platform, reported that the signal indication for the route to the airport did not match the position of the points. The points were in the incorrect position for the signalled route. At this time, train DG44 from the airport travelled over the conflicting route.

There were no injuries or damage.

The ATSB has commenced an investigation and is collecting relevant evidence, including recorded data and interviews with directly involved parties.

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 relevant parties so appropriate action can be taken.

General details
Date: 23 September 2018   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1545 AEST   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Eagle Junction   Investigation phase: Examination and analysis  
State: Queensland    
  Occurrence class: Operational  
Report status: Pending   Occurrence category: Incident  
Expected completion: 4th Quarter 2019   Highest injury level: None  

Train 1 details

Train 1 details
Line operator Queensland Rail  
Train operator Queensland Rail  
Train registration DP41  
Type of operation Passenger  
Sector Passenger - metropolitan  
Damage to train Nil  
Departure point Varsity Lakes, Qld  
Destination Domestic Airport, Qld  

Train 2 details

Train 2 details
Line operator Queensland Rail  
Train operator Queensland Rail  
Train registration DG44  
Type of operation Passenger  
Sector Passenger - metropolitan  
Damage to train Nil  
Departure point Domestic Airport, Qld  
Destination Varsity Lakes, Qld  
Last update 14 January 2019