BHP trainwreck has removed WA tracks


The excavated wreckage of a freight train of iron ore, which was intentionally derailed in the north of Western Australia after a take-off without a driver, was removed from the tracks.

The driver, nearly 3 kilometers, flew along the BHP's Newman to Port Hedland about 50 minutes before Monday, leaving the driver who stepped out to inspect one of his 268 wagons.

The locomotive was discharged into a remote control center, more than 1500 km away from Perth, which was turned to Turner's toilet, about 120 km south of the settled port.

No one was wounded, but about 1.5 km of track was damaged.

Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mackenzie praised his quick thinking and said that the train could "cause a lot of damage" if it continued with Port Hedland.

He also said that the company planned to invest in its railways and safety "before this accident happened".

A spokeswoman said on Friday that the company was convinced that the railway operations, which were completely postponed since the deregistration, were partially resumed earlier this week.

The company still says that we can not speculate about the causes of the incident.

In the middle of the week, BHP revealed that Port Hedland did not have enough iron ore to cover its planned shipments, as it would link its customers to its contractual obligations.

The BHP train was partially autonomous.

Rio Tinto completed its first delivery of iron ore with a full autonomous train in the Pilbara region in July, when it redirected its $ 940 million AutoHaul program to be completed by the end of the year.

It will be the world's first fully autonomous long-distance long-distance rail network that operates the largest and longest global robots, says Rio Tinto.

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