Investigation number
RO-2024-001
Occurrence date
Location
Ferntree Gully
State
Victoria
Report release date
Report status
Preliminary
Investigation level
Defined
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation phase
Examination and analysis
Investigation status
Active
Occurrence category
Incident
Highest injury level
None
Anticipated completion

At about 1000 on 25 February 2024, Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) TD 3148 travelling towards Melbourne stopped at departure signal at Upper Ferntree Gully station, which displayed a stop indication. The signaller issued the train driver a caution order to pass the signal at stop and the train proceeded towards Ferntree Gully station.

MTM train TD 7255 travelling towards Belgrave station 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 displayed a stop indication. As train TD 3148 approached signal L1161 the driver observed train TD7255 ahead and brought the train to a stop about 300 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.

A preliminary report into the incident was published on the ATSB website on 17 May 2024.

The evidence collection phase of the investigation has been completed and the evidence is being examined and analysed.

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

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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