Statement on train derailment at Inverleigh

To be attributed to an ARTC representative:

At around 5.30AM this morning a train derailment occurred between Inverleigh and Gheringhap (30km west of Geelong) in Victoria.

There were no injuries to the train crew and there were no dangerous good containers impacted by the incident.

The service derailed with containers displaced on both sides of the track and some within an adjoining paddock.

The incident has resulted in the closure of the Melbourne-Adelaide rail corridor. Affected customers have been notified.

ARTC response crews are on site and emergency services are also in attendance.

The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator has been notified and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has taken control of the site.

ARTC has immediately commenced working with customers on a recovery plan.

Further details will be provided once a full assessment of the area is complete.

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