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An investigation has been launched into a collision with a buffer stop by passenger train 150E at Richmond Station, Sydney, NSW at approximately 0953 on 22 January 2018.

As part of the investigation, investigators will attend the accident site, examine the train and the track infrastructure, interview the crew, and gather additional information including the train's data recorder.

A final report will be released at the end of the investigation. Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, relevant parties will be immediately notified so that appropriate safety action can be taken.

This investigation is being led by the New South Wales Office of Transport Safety Investigations (OTSI). Under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003, the ATSB will provide OTSI with technical and analytical support.

General details
Date: 22 January 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 0953 EDT  
Location   (show map):Richmond Station Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Accident 
Expected completion: January 2019 Highest injury level: Serious 
Train details
Line operator: Sydney Trains 
Train operator: Sydney Trains 
Train registration: 150E 
Type of operation: Passenger 
Sector: Passenger - metropolitan 
Damage to train: Substantial 
Departure point:Central Station, Sydney
Destination:Richmond Station
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Last update 30 January 2018