Kooragang: Derailed train causes traffic chaos as Cormorant Road closed in both directions near Stockton Bridge

Simon McCarthy
Ian Kirkwood
By Simon McCarthy, and Ian Kirkwood
Updated May 6 2022 - 1:13pm, first published 4:48am

Cormorant Road on Kooragang island was closed in both directions for four hours on Friday afternoon after a grain train was partially derailed crossing Cormorant Road.


Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Digital Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a digital journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes and produces video and multimedia for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine, and co-produces the Toohey's News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood


Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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