Truck gets stuck under CBD rail bridge blocking afternoon traffic

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 04 Oct 2019 13:49
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
How do these drivers get it so wrong?



Time for bigger penalties?

if you consider the cost of this issue and the delays to trains and other travelling public trams and vehicles it must be in the millions for this incident alone?

Truck gets stuck under CBD rail bridge blocking afternoon traffic

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  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
Perhaps Victoria should implement a program of eliminating bridges and substitute them with level crossings Very Happy
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Again !!!  Smile

Saw the footage on TV truck just went for it, no hesitation !

Regards,
David Head
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Loss of license for a period could help reduce these incidents.

The time has come to reduce truck sizes in MELBOURNE cbd. Too large and take up a lot of space.

Restrict deliveries to later hours or overnight like London and New York and other major dirties.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Loss of license for a period could help reduce these incidents.

The time has come to reduce truck sizes in MELBOURNE cbd. Too large and take up a lot of space.

Restrict deliveries to later hours or overnight like London and New York and other major dirties.
freightgate


One will have to define the CBD etc etc
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Loss of license for a period could help reduce these incidents.
"freightgate"
No. . . loss of heavy licence for life. Anyone this dumb has no right to be out there menacing life and property.
  RedEyeExpress Locomotive Driver

Location: Melbourne
I suspect whoever employs* these guys doesn't want to have to pay for someone who actually knows how to drive safely and professionally. I wonder if there's legal recourse to their employers?

[* I know the drivers might be contractors]
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Loss of license for a period could help reduce these incidents.
No. . . loss of heavy licence for life. Anyone this dumb has no right to be out there menacing life and property.
Valvegear

This does need to be a real option considering the amount of times this happens.  The company must also take some responsibility for driver training.  The other comment above worth considering is why do we need these larger trucks in the CBD.  London has banned them.  You don't see them in Sydney.
  SinickleBird Chief Train Controller

Location: Qantas Club at Mudgee International Airport
We do see them in Sydney. But rail is underground, so they don’t create this problem in CBD.

And they regularly hit the tunnel roof in harbour and M5 tunnels, even with fines of several thousands of dollars. Agree lifetime suspension should apply.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
Loss of license for a period could help reduce these incidents.

The time has come to reduce truck sizes in MELBOURNE cbd. Too large and take up a lot of space.

Restrict deliveries to later hours or overnight like London and New York and other major dirties.


One will have to define the CBD etc etc
dthead
These days it should be the entirety of Melway map 43 (CityLink/West Gate/ports excluded). The CBD meaning just the Hoddle Grid (Spencer/Flinders/Spring/La Trobe) is no longer enough as the city has grown exponentially in the last 120 years. Victoria St is equally ridiculous with heavy trucks (as in Kenworth rather than Hino), all of them turning at Burnley St to and from the eastern part of CityLink. It's probably a wonder that trucks don't smash into the bridge at North Richmond, although they do occasionally take out the tram overhead leaving the 109 completely stuffed.
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

I wonder if the guy driving this truck was toll skipping. Maybe it is time to bring in some heavy vehicle charging in to the cities. I know that is something being talked about in Sydney.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Didn't FU by + - 5mm, this joker wasn't even close.
It's a regular occurrence in Sydney, Galston Gorge being another, vehicle length is limited.
  n459L1150 Train Controller

Location: at sunbury on a V/line service into melbourne, waiting for thousands of impatient people to get on
what was he doing in the city anyway? trucks should be banned from the CBD because of this
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
what was he doing in the city anyway? trucks should be banned from the CBD because of this
n459L1150
Yes they should over a certain size.
  justarider Assistant Commissioner

Location: Stuck on VR and hoping for better.
"trucks should be banned from CBD..." says everybody

How about engaging brain before rant ?

Did you all not notice that the truck was for delivery of giant concrete and glass panels?
Just like all the sky scappers IN THE CBD are built with. How else do you all suggest stuff gets delivered.

Cheers
John
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Napier Street Bridge has been hit once again by a truck.

  simstrain Chief Commissioner

Didn't FU by + - 5mm, this joker wasn't even close.
It's a regular occurrence in Sydney, Galston Gorge being another, vehicle length is limited.
michaelgm
I still have no idea why any heavy vehicle driver would take Galston Gorge. It's steep, narrow and cars can barely get around those hairpins let alone a truck of any sort. For those of you from out of town who do not know this road you can think of it as a mini stelvio pass. There are 6 nearly 180 degree hairpin turns on the side of a Gorge.
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
You wont believe this monkey has hit that bridge again.

  Carnot Chief Commissioner

You wont believe this monkey has hit that bridge again.

8077
That's like the THIRD time in less than a week.  20th for the year.

It needs big laser beams and and what not....
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Maybe time for city truck pilots, similar to harbour and port.
Obviously these clowns are nothing more than "steering wheel" attendants.
  Crossover Train Controller

Location: St. Albans Victoria
Maybe time for city truck pilots, similar to harbour and port.
Obviously these clowns are nothing more than "steering wheel" attendants.
michaelgm
Do the drivers and / or the transport companies get compelled to pay the costs that are incurred by the authorities each time this happens .?
Mostly I would not call these incidents äccidents ", they are more due to negligence not a happening of chance .
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
Maybe time for city truck pilots, similar to harbour and port.
Obviously these clowns are nothing more than "steering wheel" attendants.
Do the drivers and / or the transport companies get compelled to pay the costs that are incurred by the authorities each time this happens .?
Mostly I would not call these incidents äccidents ", they are more due to negligence not a happening of chance .
Crossover

There is barely a slap on the wrist and for the driver NO demerit points are taken.

The way to fix is to ban that route completely for trucks regardless of size.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
The same thing virtually applies to car drivers as well, a pissy 300-odd dollar fine (which is pocket change to anyone with the bare minimum wage in Australia) and back on your way like nothing happened.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
The same thing virtually applies to car drivers as well, a pissy 300-odd dollar fine (which is pocket change to anyone with the bare minimum wage in Australia) and back on your way like nothing happened.
Heihachi_73

I've never known of an over height car hitting a low clearance bridge,

Is there such a thing Question

Mike.
  historian Deputy Commissioner

Didn't FU by + - 5mm, this joker wasn't even close.
It's a regular occurrence in Sydney, Galston Gorge being another, vehicle length is limited.
I still have no idea why any heavy vehicle driver would take Galston Gorge. It's steep, narrow and cars can barely get around those hairpins let alone a truck of any sort. For those of you from out of town who do not know this road you can think of it as a mini stelvio pass. There are 6 nearly 180 degree hairpin turns on the side of a Gorge.
simstrain

Following their GPS.

Worse, using a GPS meant for cars, not one optimised for heavy transport.

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