Rail safety investigations & reports

Collision between Aurizon train 9M48 and Qube train 9277 at Oonoomurra, Queensland, on 17 August 2022

Investigation number:
RO-2022-010
Status: Active
Investigation in progress

Summary

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has commenced a transport safety investigation into a collision between 2 trains that occurred at on 17 August 2022, at Oonoomurra, Queensland.

At about 0645, Qube train 9277 entered the loop line at Oonoomurra to allow Aurizon train 9M48 to pass on the main line. However, the Qube train was not clear of the main line, and the locomotive of Aurizon train 9M48 collided with 9277. The locomotive of 9M48 derailed and the driver received minor injuries. A final report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation.

Should any critical safety issues be identified at any stage during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate safety action can be taken.

General details
Date: 17 August 2022   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 0645 EST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location: Oonoomurra   Investigation phase: Evidence collection  
State: Queensland    
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: Minor  
Anticipated completion: 1st Quarter 2023    

Train 1 details

Train 1 details
Line operator Queensland Rail  
Train operator Aurizon  
Train registration 9M48  
Type of operation Freight  
Sector Freight  
Damage to train Substantial  

Train 2 details

Train 2 details
Line operator Queensland Rail  
Train operator Qube  
Train registration 9277  
Type of operation Freight  
Sector Freight  
Damage to train Substantial  
Last update 22 August 2022