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28 July 2017

Force Majeure Event - Rail Derailment - 28th July 2017


Update - Saturday 29th July 2017


Aurizon wishes to provide customers with an update on impacts to East-West Interstate services.

Incident Friday 28th July - Another rail operator's train service derailed on a bridge, and damaged both the rail line

and the sleepers near Dry Creek. The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has repaired the damaged track 

and all services have returned to normal schedule running.

 

CEVA Transit Delays remain for this week as we assess the freight flow.


 

Our rail provider, Aurizon, have advised that, due to two separate incidents, the rail lines have been closed in two separate areas in South Australia affecting all rail freight.

 

Incident one - Another rail operator's train service has derailed on a bridge, and damaged both the rail line

and the sleepers near Dry Creek. The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is assessing the damage

and we are waiting on an official update.

 

Incident two - the Overlander passenger service has struck a person on the rail line at 

Stirling South Australia, resulting in a death. The coroner has closed the rail line while the investigation

is carried out.

 

No vehicles currently in our care have been damaged or involved in the incidents.

This is a force majeure event and is out of CEVA's control. As such, any CEVA Premium Enclosed bookings with guaranteed delivery dates may be late and will not be eligible for any refund.

 

At present, we're anticipating delays of up to 3 working days on top of standard transit times between SA/VIC to WA and vice versa.

For a full list of our current transit delays please visit Service Alerts.

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