Rail safety investigations & reports

Parting of train 9827 near Gunning, NSW on 30 March 2011

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At about 2031 on Wednesday 30 March 2011 a southbound Port Kembla to Parkes empty bulk grain train experienced a train parting event at about the 285 track kilometre point near Gunning (Oolong), NSW, on the down main Sydney to Melbourne rail line. There were no injuries or damage as a result of the incident.

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General details
Date: 30 March 2011   Investigation status: Completed  
  Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): near Gunning    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 23 November 2011   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Train details

Train details
Train registration Train 9827  
Type of operation Grain train  
Damage to train Nil  
Last update 14 November 2018