A TasRail train carting paper has derailed on the Western Line about 4.15am this morning.
No one was injured in the derailment, and Tasrail said crews were working to clear the site, which is expected to reopen later today.
The train was heading towards Burnie at the time of the derailment.
TasRail said that three locomotives and the lead bogie on the first wagon were impacted by the derailment, and all locos and wagons remained upright.
TasRail chief executive Damien White praised the driver for his handling of the situation.
“The quick response of our driver in ensuring that the train was brought to a controlled stop has meant that minimal damage to the train, freight and track was incurred,” Mr White said.
The derailment has been reported to the Rail Safety Regulator, and Australian Transport Safety Bureau and will be subject to an internal investigation.