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Source: Australian Transport Safety Bureau

The ATSB is investigating an incident which occurred on a NSW Trains passenger service at Yerrinbool, New South Wales, on 13 October 2020.

At 1805, the driver on SN68 advised a fire had occurred on the trailing bogie of locomotive TE2811 at Yerrinbool platform on the Up Main. A wheel bearing assembly on bogie NJA31 had failed. The fire brigade attended and the fire was extinguished. There were no reported injuries to staff or members of the public. There was minor damage to the bogie and nil damage to track infrastructure.

This investigation is being led by the NSW Office of Transport Safety Investigations (OTSI). OTSI conducts rail investigations in NSW on behalf of the ATSB under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003. Investigators have commenced collecting evidence from involved parties.

Should any safety critical information be discovered at any time during the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify operators and regulators so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken.

A final report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation.