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Runaway train travels for 57 miles before being intentionally derailed

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Conrad Doyle | 09 November, 2018, 04:34

While the driver was outside of the locomotive, the train started off down the track.

A BHP iron ore train has derailed in the Pilbara region of Western Australia while attempting to deliver an iron ore shipment from Newman to Port Hedland.

With no one at the controls, the 3km long runaway train travelled for nearly an hour, at speeds of up to 110km/h, before it crashed about 210km south of Port Headland.

A Perth remote control centre 1,500km away carried out the derailment at 5.30am.

While no one was injured in the incident, BHP said in a statement on Wednesday the damaged was likely to cause significant delays for the mining company.

The train travelled for 90 km by itself before being derailed near Turner, approximately 120km south of Port Hedland, leaving about 1.5km of track damaged.

BHP will rely on stockpile reserves of iron ore at Port Headland to maintain its port operations.

BHP's stockpiles at Port Hedland is not expected to be sufficient to cover the entire period of interruption, according to the company.

The world's biggest mining company said that it was working to fix a stretch of track nearly a mile long that was damaged when the train was forcibly derailed after speeding 57 miles without a driver through the Australian outback early on Monday morning. While the driver was outside the train, it took off with no one on board.

The mining company also told The West Australian it is working with authorirites to investigate the situation.

There are more than 130 people working on the recovery, which is expected to increase as the track work ramps up.

On Wednesday, the company also said in a statement it can not speculate on the outcome of the investigation.

BHP's mine sites continue to operate and it expects a partial resumption of rail operations in about a week.

BHP will be questioned by the transport safety regulator.

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