granville, january 18 1977 saw australia's worst-ever rail accident - 83 people died
Australia's worst rail accidents
The worst accidents to have occurred in Australia this century
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|August 18, 1999
|| Zanthus (250km east of Kalgoorlie)
Twenty people injured when the Indian Pacific hit a stationary freight train.
|July 7, 1999
|| Sydney (between Hornsby and Asquith stations):
Three passengers injured when a CityRail train derailed. Currents
|June 9, 1998
Empty eight-car "Tangara" train derailed at Concord West. The driver was seriously injured, the guard received slight injuries. Currents
|May 19, 1998
|| Robertson (south-west of Wollongong)
Two train drivers killed when their freight train derailed Gallery
|January 14, 1996
|| Hines Hill (240km east of Perth)
A train driver and a young boy died when a freight train collided with a fuel train.
|May 6, 1990
|| Cowan (north of Sydney)
Six people died when an Intercity express train crashed into a vintage steam train - "3801"
|January 18, 1977
|| Granville, Sydney
Australia's worst-ever railway disaster. Eighty-three people were killed when a commuter train derailed and crashed into the pillars of a bridge bringing it down on top of the train. Significant Accidents
|January 16, 1976
One person died and 10 injured when a goods train collided with the rear of a passenger train at which had stalled.
|February 7, 1969
|| Violet Town, Victoria
Nine people killed as a Sydney-Melbourne express, travelling at 120km/h was in collision with a goods train.
|February 26, 1960
|| Bogantungan, Queensland
Seven people died when a bridge collapsed as the Rockhampton-bound "Midlander" passed over it. The bridge had been weakened by flood water.
|December 1, 1956
|| Wallumbilla, Queensland
Five people die in an accident.
|December 19, 1953
|| Sydenham, Sydney
Five people died and 748 were injured when two passenger trains collided.
|June 1, 1952
|| Boronia, Victoria
Nine died when a train collided with a bus on a level crossing.
|May 7, 1952
|| Berala, Sydney
A rail accident killed 10 and injured 81.
|February 24, 1951
|| Horsham, Victoria
Eleven died when a train collided with a bus on a level crossing .
|June 30, 1948
|| Rocky Ponds (near Harden, NSW)
Four people killed and 19 injured in mail train derailment.
|October 18, 1947
|| Tamaree, Queensland
Eight people killed when mail trains collided.
|May 5, 1947
|| Camp Mountain, Queensland
Derailment killed 16 people.
|Jan 20, 1944
|| Brooklyn, NSW
Seventeen died when a mail train collided with a bus on a level crossing.
|May 8, 1943
|| Wodonga, Victoria
Twenty five servicemen and women were killed when a train collided with their bus on a level crossing.
|September 13, 1926
|| Murulla, NSW
A Sydney-bound passenger train collided with runaway goods wagons killing 27 people.
|June 10, 1926
|| Aberdeen, NSW
A Sydney-Brisbane express fell from a timber bridge. Ffive people died, 50 were injured.
|June 9, 1925
|| Traverston, Queensland.
Ten people killed when a train derailed on a bridge.
|November 6, 1920
|| Wokalup, Queensland
Nine people died in a timber train crash.
|August 30, 1920
|| Hurtsville, Sydney
Five people werekilled when a train was shunted into a standing locomotive .
|March 16, 1914
|| Exeter, NSW
Fourteen people died when 2 trains collided in fog .
|July 18, 1910
|| Richmond, Victoria
Nine people were killed when their train hit a locomotive in fog.
|April 20, 1908
|| Sunshine (near Melbourne)
Ttwo trains collided in the station killing 44 people.
|Feb 15, 1901
|| Sydenham, NSW
A derailment killed seven people.