At approximately 0145 on 25 February 2021, Pacific National freight train 4BM4 derailed near Nana Glen, NSW.
There were three locomotives and 120 wagons in the consist of the 1458 m train. The first locomotive derailed 3 wheelsets, the second locomotive did not derail and the third locomotive separated from the first two locomotives and tipped onto its side. The first 16 wagons also derailed.
The train was traveling from Brisbane to Melbourne, heading towards Sydney on single track. The incident occurred during a local flooding event.
An investigation being led by the NSW Office of Transport Safety Investigations (OTSI) is currently underway. OTSI conducts rail investigations in NSW on behalf of the ATSB under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003. OTSI transport safety investigators have commenced reviewing operator reports, interviewing the crew, and gathering any other relevant additional information.
A report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation. However, should any critical safety issues be identified at any stage during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate safety action can be taken
|Date:||25 February 2021||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||0145 EDT||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Nana Glen||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||New South Wales|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2022|
|Train operator||Pacific National|
|Type of operation||Containerised train (freight) service|
|Damage to train||Substantial|
|Departure point||Brisbane, Queensland|