An investigation has commenced into the exceedance of temporary speed restriction by XPT train ST21 at Moreland, Victoria on 24 May 2022.
On 23 May 2022, XPT passenger train ST21 departed Central Station in Sydney at about 2040, scheduled to arrive at Southern Cross Station in Melbourne at 0730 on 24 May 2022. Nearing Melbourne, at about 0644, train ST21 was travelling in excess of 90 km/h, when it entered a section of track between Jacana and Tullamarine that had a 40 km/h temporary speed restriction due to track works. There were no injuries, damage to rolling stock or infrastructure.
This investigation is being led by the Office of Chief Investigator, Transport Safety (CITS), Victoria. CITS conducts rail investigations in Victoria on behalf of the ATSB under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 (Cwth).
A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation. However, should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, CITS and the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties, so that appropriate and timely safety action can be taken.
|Date:||24 May 2022||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||0644EST||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Between Jacana Junction and Tullamarine, at approximately 24 km from Melbourne||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2023|
|Line operator||Australian Rail Track Corporation|
|Train operator||NSW Trains|
|Type of operation||Passenger|
|Damage to train||Nil|
|Departure point||Central Station, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Destination||Southern Cross Station, Melbourne, Victoria|