Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Trucking group wants trains painted pink

‘The trucking association is calling on the Territory government to balance funding of level crossing upgrades with road surface improvements.

The Victorian Government yesterday announced 250 level crossings will be upgraded as a result of the rail crash near Kerang that killed 11 people earlier this month.

But the Executive Officer of the Australian Trucking Association, Peter Goed says a similar response would not be appropriate for the Territory.

He says painting trains bright colours could improve rail crossing safety.

“We should paint them a different colour… bright pink or something or purple or whatever so they can be seen easily,” he said’

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