Major train accident Dandenong South (First Pic)

 
  joffie Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne



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I have just heard that multiple emergency services are responding to a train vs truck accident Abbots rd Dandenong South

Front carriage on its side with multiple trapped.  Unknown what type of train ATM or fatalities as incident just happened a short time ago.

More to follow

Edit: Comeng appears to be on its side: 

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  tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
When I first read this post, I had to think which crossing it is you are talking about.

So, consulting my Melways...Map 95, ref K8 is where I found it.

It is on the Cranbourne Line, and is between Greens Road and the Westernport Highway.

There are many large industrial sites located along that Abbots Road.



3AW, announced just now, callers are saying 'a truck and train has struck'  Nothing more about the event.


Lets hope that all people are well.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
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  joffie Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Channel 9 chopper - VIA 3AW - 3 carriages derailed - lots of emergency services on scene - Driver of train being treated - 6 Ambulances - passengers on train

11 passengers removed from train
Driver from train removed and being treated
Power lines down everywhere
  tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned

Twitter feed from Metro

Trains to and from Cranbourne and Pakenham are suspended until further notice due to an accident involving a train and another vehicle.

Buses have been ordered and will replace all train services until further notice.

Correction: Pakenham line services to continue running. Track suspended between Dandenong and Cranbourne.

Also

I had my TV on ABC 24, and yet nothing has been reported there as yet.
  joffie Chief Commissioner
  tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
No thanks to ABC24, lazy as. Just seen their 1pm news break, and no hint whatosever about this crash.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Looks like the Comeng will need extensive repairs.
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
You think    QuestionRolling Eyes

Enough with those kinds of idiotic comments thank you very much.
  Brendan03 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
It's been reported that the Driver is 'okay' (Freed and in a stable condition) but is being taken to hospital.
  ChoooChoo Chief Train Controller

No thanks to ABC24, lazy as. Just seen their 1pm news break, and no hint whatosever about this crash.
"tranzitjim"


Same!

My first instinct was to switch to ABC24, and no mention at all. Watched it for 20-30 mins after it was first reported. I was expecting their normal yellow highlighting at the bottom of the screen to signify breaking news. But no luck.

1pm news update- no luck.



  tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
Got this via twitter.

Ambulance Vic has confirmed one person has died in the train/truck crash at Dandenong this morning


  tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
Also from twitter:Nine News Melbourne

BREAKING: Police have confirmed one person has died after a train crash in Dandenong. Eight people have been taken to hospital.



  tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
You think QuestionRolling Eyes Enough with those kinds of idiotic comments thank you very much.
"KRviator"


May I ask, whos comments do you have an issue with?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia

A train and truck have crashed in Melbourne, trapping a train driver inside.

The male truck driver managed to escape but the train driver was still trapped in the wreckage, police said.

The collision occurred on Abbotts Road at Dandenong South in Melbourne's south at 11.40am (AEDT) on Saturday.

Metro Trains tweeted train services on the Pakenham line between Dandenong and Cranbourne will be suspended, with buses to replace trains.

  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia


A PERSON has died from injuries sustained in the crash between a Metro train and a truck at Dandenong South.


Police have revealed a body was found in a carriage of the train.

Paramedics attempted to revive the person but they died at the scene.

The train driver is still trapped in the cabin of the train, being treated by paramedics.

Police say several "walking wounded" passengers are being monitored after three carriages of the train left the tracks.

A rescue operation has begun to right several overturned carriages.

Firefighters have spent more than an hour trying to free the driver, whose foot is believed to be trapped under a seat of the train.

The accident happened about 11.40am at a crossing at Abbott St.

 

Train services have been suspended between Dandenong and Cranbourne with buses brought in to ferry stranded passenger to their destinations.

It is not believed any passengers have received life-threatening injuries.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Regards
Brian
  BR BILL Locomotive Driver

Location: Melbourne
Photo of 2 of the Comeng carriages:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-03/metro-train-crash-at-dandenong/4351284

Cheers

William

EDIT: Clearer photo can be found here: http://images.theage.com.au/2012/11/03/3766969/03train_wide-620x349.jpg



  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
This does look particularly bad.

What is the crossing protection like at that location. Booms Lights and Bells?

Regards
Brian
  tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
Just got this tweet:Nine News Melbourne

BREAKING: Public Transport Victoria say the section of the Dandenong line is likely to be closed for a number of days.
  david m Station Staff

Location: melbourne
just saw it on  sky new boom gates where down
  heisdeadjim Chief Commissioner

Booms and bells yes. Just watched the report on Sky News showing the booms down.

Leading carriage appears to be 306m if I interpret the footage correctly. Its associated t car is also completely off the track.
  Brendan03 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Just got this tweet:Nine News Melbourne

BREAKING: Public Transport Victoria say the section of the Dandenong line is likely to be closed for a number of days.
"tranzitjim"


By the looks of it, aside from the obvious fact it's actually a crime site at the moment, Once that's passed, They'll have to move the carriages, which will probably get trucked to Newport but I imagine there'll be some significant track damage and they'll also need to re-wire the overhead, You can see quite a bit of damage has been done. I wouldn't be surprised if the impact actually clean-snapped off a stanchion.

Disappointing to hear there's a fatality involved but I'm glad there hasn't been more.
  tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
This does look particularly bad.

What is the crossing protection like at that location. Booms Lights and Bells?

Regards
Brian
"bevans"


I know the crossing rather well.

It has wigwags and booms.  The road is a single carriageway, I think it is only one lane each way.

Protection was put in during electrification.

The land is rather flat, and rail reserve rather wide. I would have said you could easily fit one track on each side of the existing one.

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