Rail safety investigations & reports

Signal passed at danger at Yerong Creek, NSW, 25 February 2011

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At about 1028 (Eastern Daylight Saving Time) on Friday 25 February 2011, a southbound Brisbane to Melbourne freight train passed the home signal at Yerong Creek at red (Stop) without authority. Yerong Creek is about 387 km from Melbourne and 565 km from Sydney on the main Sydney to Melbourne rail line. There were no injuries or damage as a result of the incident.

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General details
Date: 25 February 2011   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1028 ASDT   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Yerong Creek    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 19 May 2011   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Train details

Train details
Train registration 4BM7  
Type of operation Freight  
Damage to train Nil  
Departure point Brisbane, Qld  
Destination Melbourne, Vic  
Last update 14 November 2018