An Australian Transport Safety Bureau report finds a maintenance gang applied brakes to the wrong train in the moments before another one took off without its driver in WA's Pilbara, ending up a twisted wreck 90 kilometres away.
BHP reaches an undisclosed settlement with the driver who was outside the cabin when his fully-laden iron ore train took off unmanned and was deliberately derailed 120 kilometres south of Port Hedland.
Australia's last horse-drawn trams, which connect coastal South Australia to Granite Island, are cancelled for the second time in weeks because of fears they are too heavy for the deteriorating local pier.
The driver of a fully laden BHP iron ore train that was deliberately derailed in the Pilbara in November, bringing the company's rail network to a halt and leaving a trail of destruction, lodges an unfair dismissal claim after being sacked.
A couple who were knocked unconscious by debris when an out-of-control train was forcibly derailed in Tasmania say the state rail operator offered them "blocks of chocolate", flowers, pizza and other items following the incident in September.
BHP says it does not believe it has enough iron ore stockpiled at Port Hedland in WA to meet its contracts with customers after the deliberate derailment of an out-of-control train disrupted its rail operations.
Sydney Trains' ability to handle emergencies on its network needs "significant improvement", according to an internal report commissioned after a series of meltdowns on its network earlier this year.
Passengers are crushed to death and carriages are left in a zig-zag formation near the tracks south of Taipei after one of Taiwan's newer, faster trains derails on a curve along a popular weekend route.
A woman and her two children are lucky to be alive after their car is nearly crushed by a freight train in Tasmania, prompting a call for caution from TasRail as a former train driver says collisions play on the mind of train drivers.
Rail track maintenance workers across New South Wales walk off the job for 24 hours over a breakdown in wage negotiations.