Landscape, Pilbara operations

Train derailment, Western Australia

Last updated: 21 June 2023


We have reopened our train line near Dampier in Western Australia following the derailment of one of our autonomous trains on 17 June, with trains back travelling on the line from 20 June.

Safety is our top priority and the recovery and clean-up work at the site is progressing at a safe distance from the rail line and nearby power and water infrastructure.

The line will remain subject to speed restrictions while this work is completed. An investigation into the cause of the derailment is ongoing.

Last updated: 19 June 2023


One of our trains derailed on 17 June 2023, about 20 kilometres from Dampier in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

The safety and wellbeing of our people and communities is our top priority. The train was in autonomous mode and no one was injured.

The incident involved a loaded train, with approximately 30 wagons derailed. We have started an investigation and notified the appropriate regulators. The regulator has approved recovery of the site and work to recover the derailed wagons has commenced.