A report into the deadly derailment at Wallan has identified one major contributing factor: speed. It's found the train was travelling 75 kilometres an hour above the speed limit when it came off the tracks. | @GeorgieALove
The emergency brake had been applied on a train before it derailed and killed its train and pilot near Wallan — but it was still travelling more than five times the speed limit.
A long-awaited upgrade to a troubled section of track between Melbourne and Albury had been delayed by a year before the deadly Wallan derailment.
We're on scene after a train derailed at Wallan tonight. It's believed the train travelling from Sydney to Melbourne derailed near the Hume Freeway just before 8pm. Two people have died at the scene and a number of others are injured. More info will be provided when available.
BREAKING: A passenger train has derailed in Wallan, north of Melbourne, which was carrying 160 passengers on board. Special coverage on The Latest tonight with @michaelusher . Photo credit: Richard Sherman#TheLatest #7NEWS
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