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CountryLink XPT derailment, July 2014

On the morning of July 11, 2014 the Sydney-bound XPT derailed just outside Southern Cross Station, where the dual gauge tracks over the North Melbourne flyover split into separate standard and broad gauge tracks. The newly rebuilt tracks has just opened for service that morning.

Other half of the dual gauge crossover at the exit of Southern Cross Station has now been rebuilt

Originally commissioned in July 2014, they were still in their original configuration in March 2016. The XPT derailed over a similar set of points at North Melbourne in 2014, so the design was modified to close the gap for trains crossing the wheel transfer zone.

1 May 2017 11:20 AM
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Rebuilt set of dual gauge points at the exit of Southern Cross Station

Originally commissioned in July 2014, they were still in their original configuration in March 2016. The XPT derailed over a similar set of points at North Melbourne in 2014, so the design was modified to close the gap for trains crossing the wheel transfer zone.

3 January 2017 13:30 PM
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Passengers wait to transfer from bus to Countrylink train at Broadmeadows

The XPT has been banned from the North Melbourne flyover following the derailment back in July 2014

25 August 2014 19:19 PM
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Passengers wait to transfer from bus to Countrylink train at Broadmeadows

The XPT has been banned from the North Melbourne flyover following the derailment back in July 2014

25 August 2014 19:17 PM
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Power car XP2003 at the Melbourne end

11 July 2014 13:47 PM
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Rear view of the derailed train

11 July 2014 13:47 PM
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Last two carriages of the derailed train

11 July 2014 13:41 PM
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Derailed bogies of carriages five and six

11 July 2014 13:34 PM
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Derailed bogies of carriages six and seven

11 July 2014 13:34 PM
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Overview of the derailed train

11 July 2014 13:33 PM
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Rear two carriages derailed

11 July 2014 13:32 PM
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Lead power car at the Sydney end

11 July 2014 13:31 PM
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