Passengers currently evacuating.
Further information no passengers onboard and no dangerous goods.
The lack of benefit to freight services was one reason that Infrastructure Australia turned down the project, along with the lack of new rail services, new rolling stock, or faster travel times.https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/infrastructure-australia-knocks-back-north-east-rail-line-upgrade
I know it's too early to speculate on the cause of the derailment, but I couldn't resist mentioning the recent Infrastructure Australia report stating that it wasn't worth fixing the North East line:I was thinking exactly the same thing!The lack of benefit to freight services was one reason that Infrastructure Australia turned down the project, along with the lack of new rail services, new rolling stock, or faster travel times.https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/infrastructure-australia-knocks-back-north-east-rail-line-upgrade
Not the first time a passenger train on that corridor has struck a derailed goods this last 20 years. What, third now?If this is the third similar instance everything will be OK now but I have never been able to establish the beginning and the end of the 'derailments come in threes' principle.
Guess that will stop them running V’locity trains anytime soon, no way they could withstand the impact like those N class can. I doubt a few bits of fancy metal will protect the passengers as well as 120 tonnes of loco
Spoke to one of the drivers. They saw the dirt start to fly just as they approached MC2, and applied emergency brakes immediately. They probably acted before the PacNat crew realised they were in the dirt.What incredibly unlucky timing - for a derailment to happen when trains are passing. This must be something like less than 5% of the time that a train is running (regionally) no?