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(Aus) Another Overshoot

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This time at Macleod in the back platform(PL3) with an X'trapolis.

From the Herald Sun:

Train overshoots platform at Macleod Railway Station

* Ashley Gardiner

* From: Herald Sun

* March 24, 2011 4:45PM



UPDATE 5.30pm: A TRAIN has overshot a train platform after its brakes apparently failed in another embarrassing incident for Metro.


Passengers were thrown from their seats as the X’Trapolis train slammed through fencing at the end of the platform at Macleod Railway Station.


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The incident, involving a modern X’Trapolis train - but not the troubled Siemens trains with known braking issues - happened shortly after 4pm.


Metro spokesman Chris Whitefield said the incident occurred at 4pm when a train was terminating at Macleod station.


Mr Whitefield said the train drove over the baulks, the barrier across the tracks, but the train had not derailed.


“There would have been a bump for passengers, but no injuries and no damage,” Mr Whitefield said.


Mr Whitefield said Metro officials would interview the driver and examine the train’s data recorder as part of its investigation into the incident.


There had been no effect on services as a result of the overshoot, Mr Whitefield said.


But Hurstbridge line services did experience delays of up to 15 minutes this afternoon as a result of a power fault at Heidelberg with the 4.38pm and 4.59pm city-bound trains both cancelled.


The Belgrave line was also disrupted this afternoon, with the 5.17pm Ferntree Gully bound train cancelled.


The incident follows two others earlier this month, one at Sandringham station where a train failed to stop and ploughed into a Bendigo Bank branch, and the other at Pakenham where a train derailed.


X'traps are not exactly known for brake failures. The braking curve isn't up to scratch about 99Km/h but under it they stop. A bit rough in the wet but they stop.

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