The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has commenced a transport safety investigation into a level crossing collision and derailment that occurred on 9 August 2022, on the Great Western Line near Goondiwindi, Queensland.
At about 1455 a collision occurred between an Aurizon grain train 68A3 and a heavy road vehicle at passive occupation crossing ID2044 (186.1 km), resulting in derailment of 2 locomotives and 8 wagons. The road vehicle, track, and at least one locomotive were damaged. The 2 train drivers and road vehicle driver sustained minor injuries.
Two ATSB transport safety investigators with experience in rail operations and engineering have deployed to the accident site. Investigators will survey the accident site, analyse any available recorded data, and interview involved parties. A report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation.
Should any critical safety issues be identified at any stage during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate safety action can be taken.
|Date:||09 August 2022||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||1455 AEST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Great Western Line, near Goondiwindi||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2023|
|Line operator||Queensland Rail|
|Type of operation||Freight - grain train|
|Damage to train||Substantial|