Freight train, signal passed at danger, Cora Lynn, 27 February 2024
Occurrence Date
The reported circumstances were that a fully loaded eastbound freight train was on the main line enroute from Ngakawu (north of Westport) to Christchurch on 27 February 2024. At about 0820 the train reached the crossing loop at Cora Lynn near Arthur’s Pass. It passed a red stop signal – reportedly a SPAD A1 incident – and continued for 800 metres before stopping at the east end of the crossing loop. Another freight train travelling westwards had just berthed into the crossing loop. There was no collision or injury.
[As initially reported. Subject to change. Not official Findings].