Perth traffic: Truck stranded on train tracks after veering off Kwinana Freeway southbound

The West Australian
A truck has veered through a freeway guard rail and become stranded on the train track near Anketell Road.
Camera IconA truck has veered through a freeway guard rail and become stranded on the train track near Anketell Road. Credit: Main Roads WA

UPDATE: The Kwinana Freeway has been cleared and train services are back online after a truck veered through a guardrail and onto tracks earlier today, grinding traffic to a halt.

Main Roads says the section of southbound tarmac after Anketell Road was now operating as normal.

For those catching the train there is good news too, with Transperth announcing “services have resumed running on the Mandurah line”.

There was a caveat however, with services “not yet running to the normal timetable”.

“Thank you for your patience,” it said to followers on Twitter.

EARLIER: Part of the Kwinana Freeway remains closed after a truck veered off the freeway, crashing through a guardrail and onto the train tracks in Anketell.

The truck has since been removed but Main Roads WA has warned the left emergency lane southbound is blocked after Anketell Road and there is heavy congestion.

Trains on the Mandurah line have been cancelled between Cockburn Central and Rockingham. Train replacement buses are being organised, however commuters have been warned to allow extra travelling time.

A truck has veered through a freeway guard rail and become stranded on the train track near Anketell Road.
Camera IconA truck has veered through a freeway guard rail and become stranded on the train track near Anketell Road. Credit: Main Roads WA

A caller to radio station 6PR said the truck had broken through a wire guard rail and travelled up the the side of a gully to come to rest at an angle with the driver’s side wheel resting on the railway line.

”The driver was removed from the cabin of the truck, they have got him out. Not long after a train was coming northbound,” Bob said.

Another caller has reported traffic backed up to Rowley Road.

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