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Drivers stuck at rail crossing for over an hour

Posted in Aurizon on 2018-03-04 19:40:06

The bars were down, the bells were ringing and the lights were flashing, but there was no train in sight for over an hour at the Ross Avenue rail crossing Friday morning.

Following directions from Google Maps on a smartphone last year, Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez turned a Ford truck, hauling a trailer, where he thought the app was telling him to go. But he ended up stuck on the railroad tracks at a poorly marked California crossing.

IT’S the big rail fail — billions being spent on shiny new lines while the current system regularly leaves frustrated passengers stranded.

People driving down Flemington Road in the early hours of Tuesday morning caught a glimpse of the first light rail vehicle to hit the tracks, ahead of testing with energised wires.

More level crossing removals?

Posted in Victorian Rail News on 2018-10-29 11:29:28

Things have been busy, so I’m a bit behind on blogging things. A few things in brief, then the big news.

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