Investigation number
RO-2024-001
Occurrence date
Location
Ferntree Gully
State
Victoria
Report status
Pending
Investigation level
Defined
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation phase
Evidence collection
Investigation status
Active
Highest injury level
None
Anticipated completion

The ATSB is investigating a safe working incident involving MTM trains TD3148 and TD7255 at Ferntree Gully, Victoria on 25 February 2024.

At about 1000, Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) up train TD3148 stopped at departure signal at Upper Ferntree Gully station, which displayed a stop aspect. The signaller issued the train driver a caution order to pass the signal at stop and the train proceeded towards Ferntree Gully station.

Down MTM train TD7255 departed Ferntree Gully station and proceeded towards Upper Ferntree Gully station. Both trains were travelling towards each other on a single bi-directional line. Train TD7255 travelled up to signal L1161 and stopped as it indicated a stop aspect. As train TD 3148 approached signal L1161 the driver observed train TD7255 ahead and brought the train to a stop about 100 m from train TD7255. 

Victoria's Chief Investigator, Transport Safety is investigating the incident under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 (Cth) under a collaboration agreement with the ATSB. 

Investigators from the Office of the Chief Investigator will interview relevant persons, examine recorded data and collect other relevant information.

A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation. Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties, so that appropriate safety action can be taken.

Train Details
Train number
TD3148
Rail vehicle sector
Passenger - metropolitan
Train damage
Nil
Rail occurrence type
Safe Working Irregularity/Breach
Rail Operator
Metro Trains Melbourne
Rail Operation Type
Passenger Train
Train Details
Train number
TD7255
Rail vehicle sector
Passenger - metropolitan
Train damage
Nil
Rail occurrence type
Safe Working Irregularity/Breach
Rail Operator
Metro Trains Melbourne
Rail Operation Type
Passenger Train