Rail safety investigations & reports

Derailment of coal train MR336 at Antienne, NSW on 26 September 2018

Investigation number:
RO-2018-017
Status: Active
Investigation in progress

Summary

The ATSB is investigating the derailment of coal train MR336 at Antienne, New South Wales on 26 September 2018.

At approximately 1200, Pacific National Coal Train MR336 travelling towards Newcastle derailed near Antienne on the Up Main line. The derailed trailing bogie on the 25th wagon was ejected into the path of the adjacent track. An Aurizon train, WC195, travelling in the opposite direction collided with the bogie.

The ATSB has commenced an investigation into this accident, which will be undertaken by officers from the NSW Office of Transport Safety Investigations, under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003. Investigators have commenced collecting evidence and statements from involved parties, which will be analysed and a draft investigation report compiled.

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: 26 September 2018   Investigation status: Active  
Time: approx. 1200 AEDT   Investigation phase: Evidence collection  
Location   (show map): Antienne   Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation  
State: New South Wales    
Report status: Pending   Occurrence category: Incident  
Expected completion: 2nd Quarter 2019   Highest injury level: None  

Train 1 details

Train 1 details
Line operator Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)  
Train operator Pacific National  
Train registration MR336  
Type of operation Freight  
Sector Freight  
Damage to train Substantial  
Departure point Moolarben, NSW  
Destination Kooragang Coal Terminal, NSW  

Train 2 details

Train 2 details
Line operator Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)  
Train operator Aurizon  
Train registration WC195  
Type of operation Freight  
Sector Freight  
Damage to train Substantial  
Departure point Kooragang Coal Terminal, NSW  
Destination Wilpinjong, NSW  
Last update 21 November 2018