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Three injured as commuter train derailed
The Australian 10/07/99
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Sydney commuter train derails injuring 3

  : Saturday, July 10, 1999
A City Rail commuter train travelling from Sydney to Berowra derailed yesterday injuring 3 people.
The accident occurred between Hornsby and Asquith stations at 18:20. The train had just left Hornsby and was carrying as many as 100 people.

It is thought that a "track fail-safe" mechanism was activated. The device is designed to operate automatically in the event of a signalling error and "will derail the train as a matter of course", a State Rail Authority spokesperson said. It is not known what caused the device to operate.


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