Pirron Yallock: Truck – train collision, crossing upgrade by end of year

15 Jul

A passenger train derailed with injuries to 19 as a result of a collision with a truck on a the Phalps Road level crossing in Pirron Yallock, near Colac, Victoria. The accident on July 13th, 2016 was at a crossing with a significant incident history which four years ago triggered an upgrade of the crossing four years ago. However, the lightly-used crossing is not due to have automatic half-barriers installed until the end of 2016. Unsurprisingly, questions are being asked as to why it takes more than four years to complete this upgrade.

One Response to “Pirron Yallock: Truck – train collision, crossing upgrade by end of year”

  1. Terry Spicer July 18, 2016 at 09:43 #

    It is those types of comment that make me glad that I am retired. The crossing is being upgraded pursuant with its ALCAM risk ranking. We DO NOT want to go back to the bad old days of upgrading crossings according to accident history, political favour, and irrespective of risk.
    Terry Spicer

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