Rail safety investigations & reports

Coal train derailment involving electric coal train EF01 near Duaringa, Queensland, on 24 January 2018

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress
Phase: Final report: External review Read more information on this investigation phase


The ATSB is investigating the derailment of coal train EF01 near Duaringa, Queensland on 24 January 2018.

At about 1415 on 24 January 2018, 20 loaded coal wagons were derailed, with some left lying on their sides while the locomotive remained on the tracks. No one was injured, but the reciprocal line was blocked.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB on-site team will obtain an engineering report, interview the crew and gather additional information.

A final report will be released at the end of the investigation.

Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.

General details
Date: 24 January 2018   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1415 EST   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Near Duaringa   Investigation phase: Final report: External review  
State: Queensland    
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 2nd Quarter 2019    

Train details

Train details
Line operator Aurizon network  
Train operator Aurizon  
Train registration EF01  
Type of operation Coal train (freight)  
Sector Freight  
Last update 15 April 2019