Rail safety investigations & reports

Collision between passenger train and truck at North Goornong, Victoria, on 13 July 2022

Investigation number:
RO-2022-007
Status: Active
Investigation in progress

Summary

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating a collision between a passenger train and truck near North Goornong, Victoria, on 13 July 2022.

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.

At about 0806 on 13 July 2022, a passenger train travelling between Echuca and Melbourne collided with a semi-trailer at an occupational level crossing at North Goornong, Victoria. The truck entered the crossing in front of the train.

As a result of the collision, the first car of the three-car VLocity train derailed. Both the train driver and truck driver sustained injuries. There were no reported injuries to the passengers or on-board staff. The truck, train and rail infrastructure were damaged in the incident.

Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue

A final report will be released at the end of the investigation.

General details
Date: 13 July 2022   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 0806 AEST   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location: North Goornong   Investigation phase: Evidence collection  
State: Victoria    
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: Minor  
Anticipated completion: 2nd Quarter 2023    

Train details

Train details
Line operator V/Line  
Train operator V/Line  
Type of operation Passenger  
Sector Passenger - regional  
Damage to train Substantial  
Departure point Echuca Railway Station, Victoria  
Destination Southern Cross Station, Victoria  
Last update 15 July 2022