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Signal passed at danger by XPT ST24 at Henty, NSW on 5 February 2011

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At about 1328 on Saturday 5 February 2011, scheduled XPT (Express Passenger Train) ST24, travelling from Melbourne to Sydney, passed signal 09-6 at Henty while it was displaying a Stop (red) indication, an event commonly referred to as a Signal Passed at Danger (SPAD). The train stopped about 95 m past signal 09-6 with the front of the leading power car on the Yankee Road level crossing. The investigation concluded that notwithstanding a reported issue with the brakes on the leading power car, the driver of train ST24 did not apply sufficient braking effort to enable train ST24 to be stopped before passing the Up home signal (09-6) at Henty.

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General details
Date: 05 February 2011   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1328   Investigation level: Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Henty    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 26 June 2012   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Train details

Train details
Train registration ST24  
Type of operation Scheduled passenger  
Damage to train Nil  
Departure point Melbourne, Vic  
Destination Sydney, NSW  
Last update 03 April 2020