Derailment News

22 die in train crash

Sunday November 29, 2009
MOSCOW. An express train carrying hundreds of passengers from Moscow to St Petersburg has derailed, killing at least 22 people and injuring dozens of others.


Thursday November 12, 2009
Train driver fault

Coal Wagon Jumps Track

Saturday March 15, 2008
A COAL wagon derailment at Branxton yesterday is expected to cost the Hunter's coal chain about 300,000 tonnes of capacity before repairs to the rail line are completed tomorrow evening.

Line Open After Derailment

Monday February 4, 2008
THE north-western NSW rail line between Werris Creek, Gunnedah, Narrabri and Moree has reopened after a derailment damaged 250 metres of track last Tuesday. The line was opened on Saturday at 8pm.

Country Train Delays

Thursday January 31, 2008
COUNTRYLINK passengers to and from Gunnedah, Narrabri and Moree are being bused to their destinations as repairs are made to tracks damaged by a derailment.

Focus On Empty Carriage

Tuesday September 25, 2007
AN empty coal carriage was the likely cause of last week's train derailment at Thornton station, according to authorities.

Coal Line Reopens After Derailment

Monday September 24, 2007
THE Hunter's coal train line was reopened about midday yesterday, eight hours earlier than anticipated, following a derailment at Thornton station on Thursday night.

On This Day: 1975p

Wednesday December 13, 2006
ON THIS DAY: 1975PSYDNEY sweated again as the temperature soared to 39.5 degrees. Thousands of fires blazed across the state, with one threatening to approach the Holdsworthy Firing Range near Liverpool where there were known to be unexploded artillery shells lying in the bush. Five bushfire brigades were fighting this fire. Police blamed the heat for the derailment of a goods train on a bridge crossing the Nepean River at Menangle after a section of the line buckled.

Derailment Delays Commuters

Tuesday October 31, 2006
RAIL commuters faced delays in and out of Newcastle yesterday morning after an empty train left the tracks at Newcastle station.

Inspections Delay Xpt's Return

Tuesday February 14, 2006
RAIL engineers are still inspecting all XPT power cars following last Thursday's derailment that forced the suspension of CountryLink XPT services across the state.

Axle Defect Halts Service Of Rail Fleet

Friday February 10, 2006
THOUSANDS of long-distance rail passengers were stranded yesterday when the entire XPT fleet was halted for safety inspections after a derailment.

Climate Talks At Risk As Rice Decides To Cancel Trip

Sunday January 8, 2006
THE Australian Government's much-hyped climate change conference in Sydney this week is in danger of derailment after the sudden cancellation by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and possible withdrawal of Prime Minister John Howard.

Hungry Hawks Prey On Undermanned Demons

Sunday May 15, 2005
FROM season's dawn there has been no doubt this Hawthorn team will give its fans something to cheer in 2005. But at 1-6 from seven rounds - despite playing well - the kids seemed only a small stumble from derailment. It hasn't happened yet.

Train-smash Aftermath A Circus As Japan Searches For Scapegoat

Saturday May 14, 2005
Last month's horrific derailment revealed some harsh truths about Japanese culture

Practice Op For Future Train Wrecks

Sunday April 10, 2005
EMERGENCY services spent hours yesterday rescuing the "victims" of a simulated train derailment as part of a police operation on the Central Coast.

Reason For Derailment Not Known

Wednesday October 13, 2004
AN investigation will continue today into Monday's derailment of a coal train at Thornton, which threw commuter and freight services into chaos for more than 24 hours.

Coal Spill Keeps Passengers Off The Rails

Tuesday October 12, 2004
PASSENGER services were expected to be back to normal this morning after CityRail commuters suffered major delays overnight because of a coal train derailment at Thornton.

Safety Inquiry Begins As Freight Wagons Jump The Rails

Tuesday March 16, 2004
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating Victoria's third train derailment this month.

Poison Scare In Derailment

Wednesday February 25, 2004
AN investigation is under way to determine the cause of a train derailment that left carriages strewn across tracks at Broadmeadow and sparked a toxic chemical scare among residents.

Consolation Prize For Still-mourning Kiwis

Monday February 9, 2004
They looked happy, but they lied. The 35,000 fans crammed into Wellington's Westpac Stadium for the International Rugby Sevens tournament seemed like they had overcome the Wallabies' derailment of the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup campaign last year.

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