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Source: Australian Transport Safety Bureau

The ATSB is investigating a Signal Passed at Danger (SPAD) by passenger train TD8239, at Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria, on 23 November 2020.

At approximately 1634, the locomotive-hauled passenger train TD8239, travelling from Southern Cross to Wendouree (Ballarat), passed a signal that was at Stop. At the same time a VLocity train set was travelling towards Southern Cross Station and was approaching a possible conflict point with the outbound passenger train. Both trains were brought to a stop and there was no collision or injury.

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.

Should safety critical information be discovered at any time during the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify operators and regulators so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken.

A final report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation.