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British safety expert to examine State Rail Safety

  Monday, December 20, 1999

A British rail safety expert is to prepare a report on New South Wales' recent accidents.
State Rail announced that it had appointed Andy Waters to examine the circumstances of the Glenbrook disaster and other incidents as well as reviewing safety systems on the network.

He will present the report early in the new year.

Mr Waters' brief will include an examination of the latest incident which occurred today when an empty train became derailed between North Sydney station and a holding yard in Lavender Bay. The incident occurred at 08:321 closing both the northbound and the southbound lines and stranding thousands of commuters.

Other incidents which he will look into occurred at Blacktown and Waverton in the last week.

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Thousands of commuters delayed as empty train derails
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