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Queensland Rail (QR) says it has settled more than 50 compensation claims from last year's tilt-train derailment near Bundaberg.
The Spirit of Townsville tilt train speared off the tracks 60km north of Bundaberg shortly before midnight on November 15, injuring 128 of the 157 passengers on board. A report released last week by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) found the train had been travelling more than 50kmh over the recommended limit when it derailed.
A co-driver was not in his seat when the accident happened, investigations also found.
QR told ABC radio it had received 110 compensation claims, including more than 50 formal notices of claim for personal injury.
A QR spokeswoman would not say how much had so far been paid out.
However, by the end of June this year more than $180,000 in compensation had been paid.
QR chief executive Bob Scheuber last week said the rail network accepted responsibility for the disaster and would accept each of the 11 recommendations from the ATSB's review.
Mr Scheuber said public confidence in QR had been shaken since the accident, with tilt-train patronage down five per cent and commuters calling to express safety concerns.
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