Level Crossing Accident At Boundary Road, Papakura, Auckland

A level crossing accident took place at Boundary Road level crossing, Papakura, Auckland, around 9 am today, 30 June 2021. A Toyota RAV-4 car was clipped by a train on the crossing and a barrier arm was damaged. The driver of the car escaped with only minor injuries. The Boundary Road level crossing is in… Continue reading Level Crossing Accident At Boundary Road, Papakura, Auckland

Level Crossing Accident at Saunders Road, Marton

At about 3:30 pm on Thursday 13 May, a level crossing accident occurred at Saunders Road, which is at 185.0 km on the North Island Main Trunk, therefore being 4.5 km north of Marton. The accident involved a truck and a southbound freight train and has resulted in the death of the truck driver. Subsequently… Continue reading Level Crossing Accident at Saunders Road, Marton

Marsh Road Railway Crossing, Rangiora: A Typical Territorial Authority’s Incompetence and Whitewashing of Road Safety

SUMMARY: This crossing is dangerous because Insufficient stacking distance for vehicles to stop safely and check the crossing is clear High level of driver workload on the adjacent four way intersection Railway track curves within 100-200 metres of crossing depending on direction making visibility of approaching trains difficult. A train at 100 km/h can cover… Continue reading Marsh Road Railway Crossing, Rangiora: A Typical Territorial Authority’s Incompetence and Whitewashing of Road Safety