Investigation number
RO-2020-020
Occurrence date
Location
Cherry Street, Werribee
State
Victoria
Report status
Pending
Investigation level
Defined
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation phase
Evidence collection
Investigation status
Active
Occurrence category
Incident
Highest injury level
None
Anticipated completion

The ATSB is investigating a level crossing irregularity involving freight train 3PM7 at Cherry Street, Werribee, Victoria on 4 December 2020.

At approximately 0825, Pacific National freight train 3PM7 was approaching the Cherry Street level crossing when the train crew noticed that the level crossing protection had not operated. The train was travelling at approximately 40 km/h and emergency braking was applied, bringing the 1400m long train to a stop across the level crossing. A number of cars were observed passing through the crossing just prior to the train's arrival at the crossing. There was no collision or injuries.

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 any 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.

Train Details
Registration
3PM7
Train damage
Nil
Departure point
Perth, Western Australia
Rail occurrence type
Level Crossing
Destination
Melbourne, Victoria
Rail Operator
Pacific National
Rail Operation Type
Freight service