Whether or not the ATSB identifies safety issues in the course of an investigation, relevant organisations may proactively initiate safety action in order to reduce their safety risk. The ATSB has been advised by V/Line of the following additional safety actions in response to this occurrence:
- On 19 June 2015, a 70 km/h speed restriction was introduced for Up (Geelong-bound) traffic approaching Marshalltown level crossing.
- On 22 June 2015, V/Line issued a notice to drivers advising of the SPAD incident and lessons learned.
- On 4 September 2015, a 40 km/h speed restriction was also introduced for Down trains approaching Marshall Station.
- The driver underwent a detailed return to work plan that included a two-position signals theory and assessment, and an extended period of safety audits.
- SPAD investigation findings recommended a three-position signalling upgrade for the Geelong - Waurn Ponds section of track. Subsequently, the 2016-17 Victorian State budget has funded the Business Case Development and Feasibility Study for Track Duplication South Geelong - Waurn Ponds.