PM9 derails at Naretha

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 10 Dec 2015 13:25
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
ARTC Update

ARTC Media Statement 1 – Rawlinna – Nareetha Derailment The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) can confirm a number of wagons derailed from an intermodal freight train between Rawlinna and Nareetha (WA) at around 2.50pm WST time Friday afternoon (4 December). There were no injuries reported and emergency authorities were advised of the incident. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) attended the site yesterday evening and following investigations have now released the site to allow repair and recovery work to start. ARTC maintenance crews are currently mobilising equipment and resources for transport to the remote location, however access is difficult with the main dirt road to the site affected by heavy rain and is currently closed. Around 39 wagons derailed, and due to the scale of the wagon recovery needed, ARTC will build a track deviation around the derailment site as the quickest and safest way to return operations. The deviation will be approximately 500m of new track, and a 250m long access road will need to be constructed to allow equipment, machinery and vehicles in to start repairs. The preliminary forecast to return operations is Thursday evening WST (10 December). This timeframe is heavily weather dependent and reliant on getting essential heavy vehicles, materials and equipment in. ARTC will review this forecast by midday Tuesday WST once a clearer picture of the weather and initial repairs is available.
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  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
39 wagons suggests a lot went wrong and a large task to clean up in adverse weather. I wish them all the luck and good fortune.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
ARTC Update

ARTC Media Statement 1 – Rawlinna – Nareetha Derailment The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) can confirm a number of wagons derailed from an intermodal freight train between Rawlinna and Nareetha (WA) at around 2.50pm WST time Friday afternoon (4 December). There were no injuries reported and emergency authorities were advised of the incident. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) attended the site yesterday evening and following investigations have now released the site to allow repair and recovery work to start. ARTC maintenance crews are currently mobilising equipment and resources for transport to the remote location, however access is difficult with the main dirt road to the site affected by heavy rain and is currently closed. Around 39 wagons derailed, and due to the scale of the wagon recovery needed, ARTC will build a track deviation around the derailment site as the quickest and safest way to return operations. The deviation will be approximately 500m of new track, and a 250m long access road will need to be constructed to allow equipment, machinery and vehicles in to start repairs. The preliminary forecast to return operations is Thursday evening WST (10 December). This timeframe is heavily weather dependent and reliant on getting essential heavy vehicles, materials and equipment in. ARTC will review this forecast by midday Tuesday WST once a clearer picture of the weather and initial repairs is available.
seb2351
ARTC cannot even spell the location correctly. Naretha - an Aboriginal word for 'salt bush'.
  ModelRailwayMadness Station Staff

I don't think it's a real 6PM9, rather a break down train to assist with clean up. AFAIK line is still closed and trains are unable to get past yet.

Anyone have photos?
BigTrain2015





from the web.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
SCT have really experienced some bad luck over the Perth route because they have now a second derailment in what 3 years ?
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Any idea of a cause yet?  Track washout again?
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
I was wondering, if it rained heavily, if it could have been something like the photos in this ATSB report

http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2014/rair/ro-2014-006.aspx
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
MEDIA STATEMENT 2 – RAWLINNA-NARETHA DERAILMENT

Repair works to return East-West rail services through the Nullarbor have progressed well and a return to operations on Thursday (WST) remains on target, the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) said this afternoon.

Thirty-nine wagons derailed from an intermodal freight train between Rawlinna and Naretha (WA) at around 2.50pm WST time, Friday afternoon (4 December). There were no injuries reported and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has commenced investigation of the incident.

Repair and recovery work delivered so far has included:
- New access road constructed Earthworks and surveying for the track deviation has been completed
- Earthworks to create workspace for unloading approximately 600 tonnes of heavy rail materials (rail, ballast, sleepers) constructed
- Crane pad constructed (to assist in removing the wagons)
- Spot repairs to mainline track damage (outside of the track deviation) is nearly complete
- Work trains carrying sleepers, ballast and rail will arrive through today and tomorrow
- Sleepers along the deviation will be laid out along the newly constructed track foundation today
- Work to connect the track deviation to the existing mainline has commenced.

We remain on target to return operations by Thursday evening (WST) and this timeframe will be reviewed daily. We would also like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding during this incident recovery – we appreciate this has occurred at a very busy time of year and are working hard to return operations as early, smoothly and safely as possible.

Notes to media:
1. Naretha was incorrectly spelt in the previous media update provided ARTC. We apologise for the error.
2. The incident site is approximately 350km east of Kalgoorlie, WA
ARTC
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Is there likely to be some longer than normal trains to catch up on the missed trains that have not run?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Is there likely to be some longer than normal trains to catch up on the missed trains that have not run?
james.au

MA9 ran tonight through Gheringhap and that consist was intermodal and Louvre.  I would think some stuff is already moving west from Melbourne and Parkes.  At a guess.
  PacificNational09 Beginner

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Anymore news about the PM9 derailment. No updates since statement #2 over 20 hours ago. Wanting an update on the opening time of main line to traffic into Western Australia
  Typhon Assistant Commissioner

Location: I'm that freight train tearing through the sky in the clouds.
Are PN in such a state they have to ask on a forum these days Razz

But services are recommencing from today I think.
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Anymore news about the PM9 derailment. No updates since statement #2 over 20 hours ago. Wanting an update on the opening time of main line to traffic into Western Australia
PacificNational09
4PM6 departs Perth tonight

30kph TSR on deviation track.
  Detailtats Beginner

Pm6 has only been put together and is sitting in long arrivals in Forrest field awaiting perrmission to depart , So pn can start putting others together..
Pacificnational 09
Where are u based Perth or other
  EdanBoyd Station Staff

Location: Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia
Any new updates?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Update: https://www.railpage.com.au/news/article-18907/
  NSWGR8022 Chief Train Controller

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Track level view of derailment



When is the first train expected in the bypass?
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
When is the first train expected in the bypass?
NSWGR8022
Why not read the Update link  posted by Bevans 3 and 3/4 hours before you posted ........ strangely it contains the answer to your question
  NG Sulzers Deputy Commissioner

Location: Quorn
Freightgate asked about a previous MP9 derailment out on the paddock. It was 3MP9 near Malbooma 10 Apr 2014, so about 20 months ago.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
ABC News sent someone out to do a report on the cleanup (or lack of) out at this site
Quite a few interesting photos.

http://bit.ly/2b9UOE4
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
ABC News sent someone out to do a report on the cleanup (or lack of) out at this site
Quite a few interesting photos.

http://bit.ly/2b9UOE4
lkernan
Not very good PR for SCT although the story does state that the Insurance company is starting to cut up thee remains
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
We are in the hands of ill equipped and often relatively inexperienced people in this sort of situation these days.

No proper breakdown train which means:

  • No power
  • No water
  • Insufficient messing facilities
  • No long term accommodation
  • No Wreckmaster
  • Few, if any, experienced breakdown crew
  • No rolling stock resources to move damaged rolling stock
  • No where to move it to
  • No bloody nothing

The big National Rail derailment at Mundrabilla in 1997 or 1998 was cleaned up totally with everything removed in less than a fortnight.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
At what cost?

Does something like this need to be cleaned up immediately??
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
At what cost?

Does something like this need to be cleaned up immediately??
james.au
Of course the wreckage must be cleared up as soon as possible and by that I don't mean cut up and buried in such a pristine environment. Everything must be removed by whatever means it takes.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Not very good PR for SCT although the story does state that the Insurance company is starting to cut up thee remains
Pressman

I'll say if Phone Booth and Borat are the best movies they can provide in the crew car!
Hurry up and hide that evidence Laughing

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