Rail safety investigations & reports

Derailment of Freight Train 6MP9 near Hines Hill, Western Australia

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At about 14151 on 10 March 2008, train 6MP9 was carrying containerised general freight from Melbourne to Perth when it derailed 11 wagons near Hines Hill in Western Australia. Although there were dangerous goods on the train, they were not involved in the derailment.

The investigation determined that wagon ABFY2797U derailed due to a 'screwed journal' as a result of a wheel bearing failure.

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General details
Date: 10 March 2008   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1415 WDT    
Location: near Hines Hill   Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation  
State: Western Australia    
Release date: 26 March 2009    
Report status: Final   Occurrence category: Accident  
  Highest injury level: None  

Train details

Train details
Train registration Train 6MP9  
Type of operation Freight Train  
Damage to train Substantial  
Departure point Adelaide, SA  
Departure time 1330 CDT, 8 March  
Destination Perth, WA  
Last update 14 November 2018