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.
|Date:||25 February 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||0930 AEDT||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Newport siding||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Serious|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2020|
|Train operator||Metro trains Melbourne|
|Sector||Passenger - metropolitan|
|Damage to train||Substantial|