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The speed for trains around Richmond Station, in Sydney's north-west, is reduced from 50 kilometres per hour to 20kph after 16 people were injured in a crash there last month.
The train slammed into a buffer as it approached the end of the western line at Richmond on January 22.
A preliminary report released today has recommended the speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour be reduced to 25kph in the future.
The report said the train was estimated to be travelling at 35kph when it arrived at the station and that Sydney Trains had imposed a temporary speed restriction of 20kph since the crash.
The investigation is continuing to look at whether human error or mechanical failure was to blame.
All but one of the people injured in the crash were taken to hospital.
The signal at Richmond Station has also been modified to trigger a brake application if the train is speeding.
But the Australian Transport Safety Bureau's report found the driver was not speeding when he approached the station.
Investigators say the driver was experienced, familiar with the route, fully qualified and was medically fit at the time.
The report also failed to identify any problems with the rail line, platform, signals or train itself, but is continuing inquiries.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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