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ABOUT 30 passengers were forced off their train today after it derailed on Brisbane's southside.
The train, which was travelling west towards Ipswich, had just left Corinda station when the first two carriages came off their tracks just after 8.20am (AEST).
The passengers were evacuated from the train, as authorities began the job of investigating the cause of the derailment.
No one was injured in the incident, with all passengers later bussed or taxied to their destination.
A Queensland Rail spokeswoman said it was still not known what had caused the derailment, with the incident to be fully investigated.
"Although there were no injuries, we treat every derailment very seriously and we need to understand how and why this happened so that it doesn't happen again,'' the spokeswoman said.
She said derailments were rare, with the last major incident on the suburban rail network occurring about five years ago.
By 6pm (AEST) tonight, the first carriage had been put back on the rails, with the second carriage expected to be returned to its tracks tonight.
Once both carriages were back on, a full inspection of the tracks would be conducted and any damage repaired.
The spokeswoman said it was hoped train services would be returned to normal by early tomorrow.
Meanwhile, passengers are being bussed between Corinda and Darra stations.
August 04, 2007 08:11pm
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