Train Derailment in State's North West

Emergency services are on the scene

Train Derailment in State's North West

UPDATE AT 10:40AM, FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2018

DEVONPORT FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILMENT
Police and emergency services have responded to the derailment of a freight train carrying cement in Devonport this morning.

At 9.00am police received a report of a TasRail automated freight train which was anticipated to derail in the Devonport Wharf area imminently. Police and emergency services immediately dispatched to the area.

At 9.09am the train derailed on Formby Road, opposite the Post Office, around 100 metres from the Harbour Master Cafe.

Two pedestrians received minor injuries and were transported by Ambulance to the North West Regional Hospital.
- A woman in her 20s sustained cuts and abrasions to her head after the train hit a fence and the fencing material struck her.
- A Male in his 40s sustained a suspected broken elbow and cuts and abrasions.

Formby Road is anticipated to remain closed between Steele Street and Best Street for several hours while the National Rail Safety Regulator conducts an investigation.

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Police and emergency services are on the scene of a freight train derailment in Devonport. 

The automated freight train derailed around 9.10am on Formby Road, opposite the Post Office, around 300 metres from the Harbour Master Cafe. 

Formby Road will remain closed between Steele Street and Best Street until further notice. 

Motorists are being diverted along Rooke Street, Stewart Street, and Edward Street. 

One Pedestrian has sustained critical injuries after the train hit a fence and the fencing material struck the person. 

People are urged to avoid the area from now until further notice.

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