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On 22 April 2017 the crew of 8960 alerted ARTC train control to their train running away on the approach to Dombarton. ARTC alerted Sydney Trains who were able to clear a path for the train through Unanderra towards Inner Harbour. The train reached a maximum speed of 118.6 km/h and came to a stand on a rising grade at the north fork on approach to Inner Harbour.

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. The draft report will be forwarded to relevant parties for comment prior to the completion and release of the final report.

The investigation is continuing.

General details
Date: 22 April 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 1248 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Dombarton  
State: New South Wales  
 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: None 
Expected completion: June 2018  
Train details
Line operator: ARTC 
Train operator: Qube  
Train registration: 8960 
Type of operation: Freight 
Sector: Freight 
Damage to train: Nil 
Departure point:Goulburn, NSW
Destination:Inner Harbour, NSW
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Last update 26 April 2017