Central Flyovers, December 12th 1994

Early on the morning of December 12th, 1994, six car set R31 was approaching Central on the up suburban line. A set of points which was not correctly locked moved underneath the leading car, causing the No. 1 end to diverge towards the up local line. The train came to a stand precariously over the top of the down suburban line at the flyovers (Flying Junctions).
View showing where the train came to a stand. This fishplate broke when the force of the train dragging the track sideways became too great. Luckily, trains were able to continue operating on the adjacent up local line.
The view of the incident site from Sydney Yard. The second car is jacked back onto the tracks. The handrail around the edge got destroyed.
The front car overhanging the down suburban line. The second car is jacked back onto the tracks. The second car is jacked back onto the tracks.
The front car showing the No. 4 traction motor sitting on the rail head. The front car overhanging the down suburban line. The front car showing broken brake rigging, and a missing trip arm.
This incident drew a large media contingent as well as the usual incident response teams. Infrastructure workers start track repairs. Damage to the points showing where the flange ran.
Work starts on jacking the front car back onto the tracks. Infrastructure workers repair the track. 5 out of the 6 cars are back together again.
Jacking the front car back onto the tracks. This signalling equipment was destroyed. The front car overhangs the down suburban.
The MFD crew man the hydraulic pumping equipment. View of the track the next day.

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