Rail safety investigations & reports

Collision between Freight Train 5BS7 and Track Vehicle, Greenbank, Qld

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Status: Completed
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Train 5BS7 was 15 minutes into its Brisbane to Sydney journey when it collided with a stationary track vehicle at Greenbank staff station. Train 5BS7 and the track vehicle were both given authority to enter the Greenbank staff station yard limits.

A misunderstanding between the train controller and signaller in regard to the anticipated departure time of the south bound train in combination with workload and train graph endorsement issues contributed to the erroneous granting of this authority. Long standing safeworking practices then contributed to the lack of an effective block between these opposing movements.

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General details
Date: 25 August 2005   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0947 EST    
Location: Greenbank    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 13 June 2006   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Train details

Train details
Train registration 5BS7  
Type of operation Freight Train  
Damage to train Minor  
Departure point Acacia Ridge Freight Terminal  
Destination Sydney  
Last update 23 November 2010