Breaking News: Joondalup Line Collision

 
  fastrak44 Junior Train Controller

Location: 100 metres from what will be electrified railway in the next 5 years.
SOURCE: [color=#0000ff]PerthNow

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TWO trains have collided on the Joondalup line this morning.

The trains collided near the Clarkson station about 6.40am.

It’s understood the collision occurred between a moving train and a stationary train.

There are reports one person has minor injuries.

Services on both the Joondalup and Mandurah lines have been delayed as a result.

The PTA has been contacted for comment.

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  fastrak44 Junior Train Controller

Location: 100 metres from what will be electrified railway in the next 5 years.
Source: WAToday

Ambulances have been called to Clarkson station after a train crashed into another stationary train while rail commuters were boarding their Perth-bound ride on Tuesday morning.
Public Transport Authority spokesman David Hayes said precautionary ambulances were called after some passengers expressed they had neck pain after the accident.
Mr Hayes said it is believed an empty train had travelled up behind the stationary Perth-bound train and hit it as commuters boarded.
He said the incident was at low speed and the two trains had been taken out of service.
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"It was a bit of a bump and a jar. It's not 100 miles an hour and bodies everywhere," he said.
  WAGR Chief Commissioner

Source: WAToday

Ambulances have been called to Clarkson station after a train crashed into another stationary train while rail commuters were boarding their Perth-bound ride on Tuesday morning.
Public Transport Authority spokesman David Hayes said precautionary ambulances were called after some passengers expressed they had neck pain after the accident.
Mr Hayes said it is believed an empty train had travelled up behind the stationary Perth-bound train and hit it as commuters boarded.
He said the incident was at low speed and the two trains had been taken out of service.
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"It was a bit of a bump and a jar. It's not 100 miles an hour and bodies everywhere," he said.



Isn't this week National Rail Safety Week
fastrak44
  steamboy65 Train Controller

Location: Pemberton, Western Australia
according to the channel seven news there were millipedes on the line causing on of the trains to slide
  Northmetro Junior Train Controller

As a reasonably regular user of Clarkson station, I've been expecting an incident of this nature for some time. When trains leave Nowergup depot in quick succession in the early morning, it appears to be common practice for an empty train to pull in close behind one that is in the platform loading.

I would question why this is necessary. Obviously the signalling will allow it, but the closest together any departures are timed is 3 minutes. This leaves ample time for one train to clear the platform before the next arrives. It's all very well to blame rail surface contamination but the whole issue could be avoided if there was a bit more separation maintained between trains.

I've also noticed similar practices at Whitfords in the past. It would be interesting to know if this is the way the automatic route setting is designed or whether it requires some manual input in the control room to allow entry into an occupied platform.

It was certainly interesting to see what appeared to be a 7 car train when I got off the bus this morning!
  burt007 Chief Train Controller

Location: On the Road Somewhere...
according to the channel seven news there were millipedes on the line causing on of the trains to slide
steamboy65
Had same issue couple months ago whilst on footplate of the HVTR Restaurant Train....

Crawling along at 10km hr and we slowly came to a stop with slow wheel spin. On inspection of the situation we noticed thousands of the little things all over the rails! Bit of a wipe with sole of a size 11 steel cap boot to clear the rails up to 5 metres in front of the locomotive we were under way again.....

Added 2 minute extra to the trip.....no dramas.
  thewaratahtrain Chief Train Controller

It was between a 4car A series & a 3car B series

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/video/watch/18771832/millipedes-blamed-for-train-crash/

It was a low speed 15km/h collision which ended up in the two trains coupling & damaging the buffers
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
Probably vindicates the decision to install Milipede removal systems to the NR's and their younger siblings!
  witzendoz Junior Train Controller

Location: Fremantle
As long as they don't use the same spray as used on this track

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fMLmEX3ybY   The weed sprayer train makes an appearance half way through the video.  No traction due to the weed spray on the tracks blamed for the accident.
  PILBARAMAN Train Controller

Location: PILBARA
Compressed air would be a better bet.

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