A TRAIN derailed at the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s rail yard at Botany on Friday morning (13 January).

According to NSW Ports, ARTC advised the incident occurred as two trains were being shunted into the yard.

NSW Ports said the rail lines adjacent to the derailment site were repaired and cleared by Friday afternoon, enabling trains to move in and out of the port.

“ARTC is pleased to report that significant progress has been made at Botany Yard as we look to restore full operational services following the train derailment early on Friday morning,” ARTC said in a statement on Friday.

“Major recovery works have now been completed with all wagons and containers involved in the derailment now removed from the site and all required track restoration completed,” it said.

“Recovery teams are now focusing on re-commissioning the points system in the area and expect to complete this work this afternoon.

“Limited operations will remain in place until the recovery operation is fully completed.”

NSW Ports in a statement on Monday morning said recovery works continued throughout the weekend and were expected to have been completed by Monday afternoon.

The recovery works included the removal of rail wagons and containers involved in the derailment.