Rail safety investigations & reports

Signal Passed at Danger - Gloucester, NSW, 11 March 2008

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At 0750 on 11 March 2008 a northbound freight train, numbered 2WB3, passed the outer home signal at red without authority at Gloucester, NSW. Gloucester is located about 140 km north of Broadmeadow (suburb of Newcastle) on the main Sydney to Brisbane rail line. There were no injuries or damage as a result of this incident.

Rail Safety Recommendations [ RR2008003SR004 ] [ RR2008003SR005 ]

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General details
Date: 11 March 2008   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: EDT   Investigation level: Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location: Gloucester    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 15 August 2008   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Train details

Train details
Train registration Train 2WB3  
Type of operation Freight Train  
Damage to train Nil  
Departure point Morandoo, Newcastle, NSW  
Destination Acacia Ridge, Brisbane, QLD  
Last update 03 April 2020