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Train derails overnight near Murrurundi

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A train has derailed near Murrurundi overnight.

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has confirmed that just before 8 o'clock last night a north-bound Bank Engine (locomotive engines) derailed between Ardglen and Kankool just outside of Murrurundi.

An ARTC spokesperson says that emergency services and the ARTC have quarantined the site until safety investigators can attend this morning.

All rail traffic has ceased in the section between Ardglen and Kankool in any direction until further notice.

ARTC understands the train crew were safe and underwent a medical assessment as a precaution.

Image credit: ARTC