The ATSB is investigating a level crossing irregularity involving freight train 1MP9 at Torrens Road, Ovingham, South Australia on 7 December 2020.
At about 1157 (CDT), the Torrens Road level crossing active warning equipment did not operate for the approach of SCT freight train 1MP9. The driver of train 1MP9 braked and sounded a warning but the train traversed the level crossing while the flashing lights and boom barriers were inoperative. There was no collision with any road vehicles.
The evidence collection phase of the investigation will include interviewing the parties involved, examining recorded data, and reviewing relevant documentation.
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.