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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 Occurrence type: Derailment 
  
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 2nd Quarter 2019 Highest injury level: None 
 
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
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
 
 
 
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Last update 09 October 2018