Rail safety investigations & reports

Derailment of train 3DA2 near Katherine NT, 4 November 2008

Investigation number:
RO-2008-012
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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At approximately 1310 on 4 November 2008, freight train (3DA2), operated by FreightLink Pty Ltd, derailed about 6 km west of Katherine in the Northern Territory as a result of a track misalignment. Six wagons derailed and sustained minor damage and about 1,300 m of track was destroyed. There were no injuries.

Following this derailment, the track owner is undertaking actions to mitigate the risks of derailments occurring as a result of track misalignments.

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Preliminary report 16 December 2008

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At approximately 1335 on 4 November 2008, freight train 3DA2 derailed about 6 km south-west of Katherine in the Northern Territory. Six wagons derailed and sustained minor damage and about 1,300 m of track was destroyed. There were no injuries.

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General details
Date: 04 November 2008   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1310 CST    
Location: near Katherine   Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation  
State: Northern Territory    
Release date: 26 June 2009    
Report status: Final   Occurrence category: Accident  
  Highest injury level: None  

Train details

Train details
Train registration Train 3DA2  
Type of operation Freight Train  
Damage to train Minor  
Departure point Darwin  
Destination Adelaide  
Last update 14 November 2018