The ATSB is investigating the derailment of container freight train 6CM3, Junee, NSW, on 7 June 2019.
At approximately 2200 hours container freight train service 6CM3 derailed at Junee railway station. The train crew were performing a roll by inspection of the train from the railway platform at Junee and reported to the driver that the train had derailed and needed to be stopped. The driver immediately stopped the train.
The train had derailed the trailing bogie of the 4th wagon and the leading bogie of the 5th wagon. The down platform of the station was also struck, receiving minor damage. As a result of the derailment the down main line was closed for repairs, affecting train services on the main south railway line.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will obtain information from the train data logger, track circuitry data and information about the track and rolling stock maintenance and interview relevant persons. This investigation is being led by the New South Wales Office of Transport Safety Investigations (OTSI). OTSI conducts rail investigations in NSW on behalf of the ATSB under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
A report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation. However, should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate action can be taken.
|Date:||07 June 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||2159 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Junee||Investigation phase:||Examination and analysis|
|State:||New South Wales|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||4th Quarter 2019|
|Line operator||Australian Railtrack Corporation|
|Train operator||Pacific National|
|Type of operation||Container train (freight) service|
|Damage to train||Minor|
|Departure point||Cootamundra, NSW|