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Second Cockle Train incident in a week

Steamranger’s Cockle Train services at Goolwa and Victor Harbor resumed today after a car hit a train, days after a pedestrian fatality.

Jan 11, 2024, updated Jan 11, 2024
File photo of a SteamRanger train at Middleton.

File photo of a SteamRanger train at Middleton.

A car crashed into the Cockle Train at a level crossing on Skewes Road, Goolwa at 4.15 yesterday.

The car driver was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

There were 109 passengers on board the tourist train, but no passengers or crew sustained injuries.

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Steamranger said that normal services will resume on Thursday morning.

On January 4, an 87-year old pedestrian died after being hit by the train near Victor Harbor.

In a statement on their Facebook page, the Steamranger Heritage Railway urged the community to “stop, look, listen, think around any and all railway lines.”

“The repercussions of any incident involving a train can have long lasting traumatic and physical effects,” the post read.

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