Fatal crash after train passes through Toodyay

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

FEDERAL rail safety investigators are examining a fatal train crash that disrupted freight and passenger services on the busy east-west rail link through Toodyay on Christmas Eve.

The line was closed for three days after a freight train ran into the rear of a stationary grain train at Jumperkine, about 25km east of Perth.

The collision occurred at 2am on December 24 after both trains had passed through Toodyay on their way to Perth.

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