The ATSB is investigating a collision between a passenger train and a set of level crossing gates at Ballarat, Victoria, on 30 May 2020.
Late in the evening on the 30 May 2020, a VLocity passenger train travelling from Southern Cross Station to Wendouree Station failed to stop at the platform at Ballarat Station and collided with the level crossing gates which were closed against rail traffic. The train ran through the gates, destroying them and damaging the lead car of the train. The train driver, conductor and a passenger sustained minor injuries.
This investigation is being led by Victoria’s Chief Investigator, Transport Safety (CITS). CITS conducts rail investigations in Victoria on behalf of the ATSB under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
Should any safety critical information be discovered at any time during the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify operators and regulators so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken.
A final report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation.
|Date:||30 May 2020||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||2336 EST||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Ballarat Railway Station||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Minor|
|Anticipated completion:||4th Quarter 2021|
|Type of operation||Passenger service|
|Sector||Passenger - regional|
|Damage to train||Substantial|
|Departure point||Southern Cross Station, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Destination||Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria|