Rail safety investigations & reports

Collision with baulks and derailment, Metro Trains Melbourne, Newport siding Victoria, on 25 February 2019

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


The ATSB is investigating an accident where an empty passenger train collided with rail baulks at a siding at Newport, Victoria. The collision resulted in serious injury to the driver and extensive damage to the train and track.

The ATSB investigation will include obtaining recorded data, interviewing stakeholders and engaging with other relevant organisations.

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: 25 February 2019   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 0930 AEDT   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Newport siding   Investigation phase: Final report: Internal review  
State: Victoria    
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: Serious  
Anticipated completion: 1st Quarter 2020    

Train details

Train details
Train operator Metro trains Melbourne  
Sector Passenger - metropolitan  
Damage to train Substantial  
Destination Newport, Victoria  
Last update 18 September 2019