The Office of Transport Safety Investigations has released its findings into a fire which led to the evacuation of a NSW TrainLink service at Yerrinbool back in October 2020.
The train was slowing to stop at Yerrinbool Station, when a guard heard a loud noise and noticed smoke outside the window.
Around 20 passengers were evacuated onto the platform.
The OTSI has found the fire was the result of a collapsed axle bearing.
Chef Investigator Dr Natalie Pelham said it highlights the importance of having adequate bearing installation processes and ensuring that axle bearings are correctly maintained and monitored.
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