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.
|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|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Minor|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd Quarter 2023|
|Type of operation||Passenger|
|Sector||Passenger - regional|
|Damage to train||Substantial|
|Departure point||Echuca Railway Station, Victoria|
|Destination||Southern Cross Station, Victoria|