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Source: Australian Transport Safety Bureau

The ATSB is investigating a derailment due to a shattered wheel on freight train 2PM9 between Lake Julia and Koolyanobbing, Western Austraila, on 27 October 2020.

Freight train 2PM9 was travelling between Perth and Melbourne when it experienced a slow speed derailment. The rearmost 13 wagons derailed when a wheel disintegrated in the Lake Julia to Koolyanobbing section in Western Austraila.

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.