Rail RO-1996-106

Express passenger train T903, collision with motor vehicle, Templeton, Canterbury, 17 May 1996
Status: Closed
Legacy Inquiry Number: 
Occurrence Date: 
17 May 1996
Report Publication Date: 
19 March 1997
Jurisdiction: NZ
On Friday, 17 May 1996, at about 0845 hours, a truck and semi-trailer travelling east on Kirk Road, Templeton moved over the level crossing and stopped to gain entry to State Highway 1 with the semi-trailer foul of the railway line. The Southerner passenger express collided with the rear of the semi-trailer unit. There were no injuries. The cause was insufficient stacking room between the level crossing and the adjacent parallel State Highway. Safety deficiencies identified were the absence of any controls or advice for legal road vehicles with a length exceeding the stacking room available.
Related Safety Recommendation(s):
Templeton Canterbury (-43.5542,172.4740) [may be approximate]