Safety controls were ineffective in mitigating against a train arriving at Ballarat Railway Station travelling at excessive speed and being unable to stop before colliding with the crossing gates closed against rail traffic.
The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by V/Line has reduced the risk of this safety issue.
V/Line advised the ATSB of the following interim safety actions:
The ATSB is aware that at time of publishing there remained ongoing dialogue with stakeholders regarding the level crossing configuration. While the described interim safety actions taken by V/Line close this safety issue, any subsequent changes and controls reside with the rail operator.