Safe working incident, Main South Line near Hornby, 7 March 2024
Occurrence Date
The reported circumstances were that a potential safe working irregularity at about 0850 on 7 March 2024 at a worksite on the Main South Line near Hornby.
A trainee rail protection officer reportedly gave permission for contractors to enter the rail corridor worksite before a train, which had authorisation to pass through, had cleared the worksite.
The trainee rail protection officer realised what was happening and warned the contractors, who cleared the rail corridor about 30 seconds prior to the train passing through.
There were no injuries as a result of this incident.
[As initially reported. Subject to change. Not official Findings].