Rail safety investigations & reports

Signal passed at danger (SPAD) by passenger train TD8239, Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria, on 23 November 2020

Investigation number:
RO-2020-019
Status: Active
Investigation in progress

Summary

The ATSB is investigating a Signal Passed at Danger (SPAD) by passenger train TD8239, at Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria, on 23 November 2020.

At approximately 1634, the locomotive-hauled passenger train TD8239, travelling from Southern Cross to Wendouree (Ballarat), passed a signal that was at Stop. At the same time a VLocity train set was travelling towards Southern Cross Station and was approaching a possible conflict point with the outbound passenger train. Both trains were brought to a stop and there was no collision or injury.

This investigation is being led by Victoria’s Chief Investigator, Transport Safety (CITS). CITS conducts rail investigations in Victoria on behalf of the ATSB under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

Should safety critical information be discovered at any time during the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify operators and regulators so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken.

A final report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation.

General details
Date: 23 November 2020   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1634 AEDT   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Docklands, Melbourne   Investigation phase: Examination and analysis  
State: Victoria    
  Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2021    

Train 1 details

Train 1 details
Line operator V/Line  
Train operator V/Line  
Train registration TD8239  
Type of operation Passenger  
Sector Passenger - regional  
Damage to train Nil  
Departure point Southern Cross Station, Victoria  
Destination Wendouree (Ballarat), Victoria  

Train 2 details

Train 2 details
Line operator V/Line  
Train operator V/Line  
Train registration TD8156  
Type of operation Passenger  
Sector Passenger - regional  
Damage to train Nil  
Departure point Wendouree, Victoria  
Destination Southern Cross Station, Victoria  
Last update 27 November 2020