Accident update

Derailment in Australia leads to five days of line closure

Image: Australia crash investigation unit

Repairs after a mastodontic accident in Queensland, Australia, could keep the line between Rockhampton and Gladstone closed for up to five days. This is what Aurizon, the company operating the line, was reported saying by 7News, an Australian television channel. Moreover, from video footage, an unknown chemical can be seen leaking from at least one container. It needs to be mentioned that the Australian Transport Safety Bureau hasn’t given their timeline yet. Below is the full story published on 30 January.

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Author: Marco Raimondi

Marco Raimondi is an editor of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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