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Car Radio Warning For Vehicles Near Tracks

July 15, 2013

DRIVERS approaching railway crossings will be warned about oncoming trains via messages broadcast over their car radios under a Queensland trial.The state government has shortlisted three organisations to take on the $1 million Rail Level Crossing Safety Technology Trial, announced in June.Transport Minister Scott Emerson said NFA Innovations, La Trobe University and Railnet Safety Systems will vie for the chance to test three new safety measures at different sites around Queensland.committed to doing everything possible to save lives at level crossings, Mr Emerson said in a statement on Monday.Confusion remains over why a Brisbane train coming along a straight track in daylight smashed into a truck, leaving a man in hospital.

The Shorncliffe line reopened yesterday after Friday's crash between a semi-trailer and a Shorncliffe-bound train at Banyo train station on Brisbane's northside left the truck ripped in two, its driver suffering severe leg and pelvic injuries and peak-hour services suspended.

The train line reopened following extensive repairs to the train tracks and level crossing, including the boomgates.Though the track runs straight for 1km between Bindha and Banyo stations, doubts have been raised over what the train driver would have seen in the approach to Banyo.

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