OFF THE RAILS: 11 wagons upended on train track

ABOVE: Inspecting the damage of a derailed train near Kyogle. Photos: Susanna Freymark

Susanna Freymark
Half an hour after midnight a train derailed at Cedar Point near Kyogle.

The Australian Rail Track Corporation confirmed the derailment between Kyogle and Nammoona happened at 12.30am on Tuesday, May 31.

Eleven wagons at the rear of the train were derailed, a spokesman said.

The cause of the derailment is unknown at this stage.

The front part of the train sits on one side of the crossing and the 11 wagons are on the other side. Photos: Susanna Freymark

Some of the wagons were upended in the paddock, others crunched together.

“The site has been quarantined until safety investigators arrive,” the spokesman said.

ARTC crews were on site to assess the damage to track infrastructure.

“No injuries were sustained as a result of the incident,” the spokesman said.

The derailed 11 wagons are on one side of the crossing on the Lismore-Kyogle Rd and the rest of the train is on the other side.

It could take weeks to clear the heavy metal wagons. There did not appear to be any freight.

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