Rail safety investigations & reports

Passenger injury at Gosnells railway station, Western Australia, on 26 October 2019

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


The ATSB is investigating a collision between Transperth passenger train 5077CP and a passenger at Gosnells Railway Station, in Perth, Western Australia.

At about 1556 on 26 October 2019, a young child fell between the platform and train at Gosnells Railway Station. As the parent and other passengers attempted to recover the child, the train began to depart the station striking the parent attempting to rescue the child. The train stopped after travelling about 10 m. It was reported that the parent sustained serious injuries and was treated in hospital. The child was recovered and uninjured.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview witnesses, train crew and gather additional information such as CCTV images and other recorded data.

A 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 stakeholders so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken.

General details
Date: 26 October 2019   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1556 AWST    
Location   (show map): 19.4 km Armadale line, Perth, Western Australia   Investigation phase: Final report: Approval  
State: Western Australia    
  Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: Serious  
Anticipated completion: 2nd Quarter 2020    

Train details

Train details
Line operator Public Transport Authority  
Train operator Transperth  
Train registration 5077CP  
Type of operation Suburban Passenger  
Sector Passenger - metropolitan  
Damage to train Nil  
Departure point Perth Station  
Destination Armadale Station  
Last update 06 April 2020