Runaway mining train travels 90km through Australian outback without driver

Runaway mining train travels 90km through Australian outback without driver

Runaway mining train travels 90km through Australian outback without driver

A BHP iron ore train has derailed in the Pilbara region of Western Australia while attempting to deliver an iron ore shipment from Newman to Port Hedland.

Aerial images published by The West Australian showed a trail of twisted wreckage, with some wagons covered by their loads of iron ore.

But it took off without him, and a team of remote train operators in BHP's control room were forced to carry out an intentional derailment.

The BHP-operated train, which included four locomotives and 268 wagons of ore, travelled 92km with no one on board before it was stopped by being remotely derailed after 50 minutes.

It was reported that the train was travelling at an average speed of more than 100 km/h on its solo journey. No-one was injured in the incident.

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The miner suspended all of its rail operations on Monday after it derailed the iron ore train, damaging 1.5 kilometres of track and crushing numerous 268 fully-laden wagons in the process.

It did not outline the expected financial impact but said stockpiled iron ore reserves would not cover the entire period of interruption and BHP would liaise with customers on contractual commitments over the period.

"We can not speculate on the outcome of the investigation, however we are working with the appropriate authorities and our focus remains on the safe recovery of our operations", the BHP spokeswoman said.

A spokeswoman said they could not speculate on the outcome of the investigation and they were working with authorities.

In July rival mining giant Rio Tinto clocked up a world first when its maiden driverless train voyage carried 28,000 tonnes of iron ore 280 kilometres from its Mount Tom Price mine to a WA port.

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