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Report reveals out-of-control V/Line train narrowly missed three pedestrians – The Age

A passenger train was travelling at 93km/h when it struck and destroyed level crossing gates at Ballarat in May and the crash would likely have proven fatal if …



The train had been experiencing wheel side issues during braking on the approach to Ballan after departing Southern Cross Station, the investigation found.
Once the Ballarat train which is normally full of people returning from AFL games, but was largely empty due to coronavirus restrictions left Ballan, the wheels kept sliding when the driver tried to brake.
Investigators say the driver started braking earlier than he would normally as he approached Ballarat station because of the wet and win…

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