Freight Train Derailment, Mile End: Afternoon Update

One of the two freight trains involved in this morning’s derailment has now been moved, clearing the Leader Street level crossing allowing it to operate as normal.

Earlier today, ARTC worked with Passenger Transport Services to disconnect the Victoria Street level crossing from the standard gauge (freight) network, to enable it to operate as normal.

The level crossings were activated and unable to be cleared this morning as a result of the derailment of a train which was blocking the Leader Street crossing and causing the Victoria Street crossing to operate continuously.

The derailment occurred just before 8am this morning, when an intermodal freight train collided with the rear of another freight train at low speed, causing four wagons to derail.

There were no injuries and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating.

ARTC apologises to motorists and residents who were inconvenienced during their morning commute and thanks the SA Police and Passenger Transport Services for their close cooperation in working together to manage the impacts of the disruption.

The remaining train involved in the incident is currently being removed from the track by crane, and once the track is certified safe normal freight operations are expected to resume later today.

Media Contact: Jane Lavender-Baker 0477 326 786

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