AU: Loose wire causes rail chaos : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread

An estimated 150 passengers were kept on board
a stalled suburban train for an hour yesterday after
an overhead wire fell on its roof in the latest mishap
to befall the beleaguered CityRail system.

. . .

In the more serious incident, at Concord West, a
train travelling from Hornsby to Strathfield went
past a red signal, set up to protect a group of rail
maintenance workers, at an estimated 80km/h.

Official reports revealed that standard trackside
safety equipment failed to trip the train's brakes. It
took the train driver, with passengers aboard,
almost 300 metres to pull up.

Sydney Morning Herald

-- spider (, August 08, 2000

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