Grange companies resume after prepare overshoots rail line close to Navy Street


An investigation is underway after a prepare overshot the tip of a rail line in Adelaide’s western suburbs.

Public Transport Authority government director Scott White mentioned the prepare misplaced traction about 6:30pm on Tuesday and collided with a buffer cease at Grange Railway Station and derailed subsequent to Navy Street.

“Basically it means the prepare type of slips, so it by no means stopped and the wheels span and the prepare continued,” he mentioned.

“After which after all we have a buffer cease there which is there for this precise motive, it did its job and stopped that prepare from going any additional,” he mentioned.

A yellow crane is parked next to a red train at night, the area is taped off
Crews labored into the night time to revive prepare companies.(ABC Information)

Mr White mentioned there have been about 20 passengers on board on the time, who had been all unhurt and had been capable of safely disembark. 

Prepare companies between Woodville and Grange had been cancelled, however resumed early this morning.

Mr White mentioned the buffer stops had been designed to cease trains travelling at low speeds when coming into the tip of the road.

“Sometimes they do dislodge the buffer, on this occasion they did,” he mentioned.

Three people in orange vests stand in front of a red train that has overshot the track
The prepare got here to a cease close to Navy Street about 6:30pm.(ABC Information)

Mr White mentioned it was unclear why the prepare derailed and a full investigation would happen.

“As at all times, any suggestions that come out of that when it comes to the rest we are able to do to forestall one thing like this occurring sooner or later will probably be applied,” he mentioned.



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