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Bridge Strike Watch - history
« on: April 21, 2016, 09:46:23 AM »
Bridge Strike Watch (BSW) > http://railbotforum.org/bsw/

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DateTimeLocationPeriod between strikes
03/04/16
02:26 PM
Indooroopilly
21/04/16
07:20 AM
Cue Street Auchenflower
17 days 16 hours 54 minutes
29/04/16
09:52 AM
Highlands Road Eudlo
8 days 2 hours 32 minutes
29/04/16
03:20 PM
Bridge Street Chelmer
0 days 5 hours 28 minutes
14/05/1609:45 AMPark Road Yeronga14 days 17 hours 25 minutes
17/05/1608:29 AMLogan Road Buranda2 days 22 hours 44 minutes
18/05/1606:10 PMPickering Street Gaythorne1 days 9 hours 41 minutes
19/05/1612:41 PMBoomerang Street Milton0 days 18 hours 31 minutes
21/05/1602:53 PMDunlop Tce Corinda2 days 2 hours 12 minutes
31/05/1611:46 AMMargaret St Palmwoods9 days 20 hours 53 minutes
02/06/1601:33 PMPeel St South Brisbane2 days 1 hours 47 minutes
10/06/1608:30 AMOxley Rd Tennyson7 days 18 hours 57 minutes
14/06/1612:13 PMLogan Rd Buranda4 days 3 hours 43 minutes
21/06/1604:54 PMBeam struck Allwood St Indooroopilly*7 days 4 hours 41 minutes
01/07/1608:55 AMLogan Rd Buranda9 days 16 hours 11 minutes
01/07/1611:13 AMAllwood St Indooroopilly*0 days 2 hours 18 minutes
08/07/1602:00 PMBeenleigh - southern end platform Market Pl Dr7 days 2 hours 47 minutes
15/07/1607:40 PMRocklea - Rocky Waterhole Muriel Ave7 days 5 hours 40 minutes
16/08/1611:06 AMBooval - Burgen St (up side)31 days 15 hours 26 minutes
16/08/1602:24 PMCorinda - Oxley Road0 days 3 hours 18 minutes
23/08/1610:22 AMIndooroopilly - Allwood Street6 days 19 hours 58 minutes
19/09/1612:35 PMMuriel Avenue Rocklea27 days 2 hours 13 minutes
21/09/1611:05 AMBoomerang Street Milton1 days 23 hours 30 minutes
5/10/169:45 AMStd gauge line Glenapp13 days 20 hours 40 minutes
5/10/161:05 PMMuriel Avenue Moorooka0 days 3 hours  20 minutes
7/10/166:07 AMAllwood Street Indooroopilly1 days 17 hours 2 minutes
7/10/162:46 PMLogan Road Buranda**0 days 8 hours 39 minutes
16/10/165:00 PMAnnerley Road Dutton Park***9 days 2 hours 14 minutes
27/10/164:45 PMSylvan Road Toowong10 days 23 hours 45 minutes
4/11/166:30 PMEudlo8 days 1 hours 45 minutes
9/11/1611:40 AMLogan Road Buranda4 days 17 hours 10 minutes
17/11/169:39 AMPickering St Enoggera 7 days 21 hours 59 minutes
22/11/1612:40 PMMarket Place Drive Beenleigh5 days 3 hours 1 minute
23/11/161:32 PMBridge Street Chelmer1 days 0 hours 52 minutes
24/11/1612:25 PMCribb Street Milton0 days 22 hours 53 minutes
1/12/1610:20 AMErnest Street South Bank6 days 21 hours 55 minutes
9/12/1610:55 AMAllwood Street Indooroopilly***8 days 0 hours 25 minutes
12/12/165:05 PMLogan Road Buranda3 days 6 hours 10 minutes
27/12/161:45 PMThornside Road Thornside<>Birkdale14 days 20 hours 40 minutes
25/01/1710:15 AMIndooroopilly Station28 days 20 hours 30 minutes
17/03/1711:45 AMPickering Street Enoggera51 days 1 hours 30 minutes
24/03/1712:40 PMErnest St South Brisbane7 days 0 hours 55 minutes

* trains not stopped but reduced speed till cleared.

** freight trains only affected.

*** beam strike.
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Re: Bridge Strike Watch - history
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2016, 03:23:16 AM »
There was a bridge strike at Glenapp on the 5th October 2016.

This strike severely damaged the bridge and bent the rails and has stopped rail traffic on the standard gauge line until repairs done.

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http://www.nswtrainlink.info/your_journey/on_the_day/service_alerts

North Coast -

5 October - 7 October 2016

Due to emergency rail maintenance between Tamrookum and Glennapp in Queensland, CLK31 the overnight 14:41 Sydney to Brisbane XPT service will terminate at Casino where passengers will transfer to a road coach service to their final destinations.

5 October - 8 October 2016

Due to emergency rail maintenance between Glennapp and Tamrookum in Queensland, CLK32 the 04:55 Brisbane to Sydney XPT service will be replaced by a road coach service between Brisbane and Grafton, Passengers departing from Brisbane will be conveyed by a road coach service to Grafton then transfer to the XPT for the remainder of their journey. The XPT service will commence from Casino on-time. 

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Re: Bridge Strike Watch - history
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2016, 03:45:55 AM »
Estimated the standard gauge line will re-open 8th October 2016.

A bridge pillar was severely damaged and also has to be replaced.
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Re: Bridge Strike Watch - history
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 08:01:29 AM »
Rail Express --> Truck hit-and-run shuts ARTC line to Brisbane

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The Australian Rail Track Corporation believes its North Coast railway line will be shut down for at least three days, after a truck driver allegedly hit a rail bridge near Dulbolla, causing severe damage which must be fixed.

A reckless truck driver is believed to have hit-and-run the rail overbridge at Running Creek Road near Dulbolla, south of Brisbane, just before 9.45am on October 4.

ARTC’s interstate general asset manager Brian Green said on October 5 the bridge would need to be repaired before passenger and freight trains could return to service.

“The careless action of the driver has caused significant damage to the bridge,” Green said, “and it is only thanks to a member of the community reporting the incident that we could ensure no trains ran over the rail line after the incident.

“Even worse is the truck driver has seemingly reversed and drove away from the incident site without reporting it, leaving the rail line and rail services, as well as motorists, exposed to potentially serious harm.”

Green urged residents and motorists who may have seen anything suspicious around the time of the incident to call Crimestoppers.

The ARTC shut down the line, which links Brisbane with Newcastle, for at least 72 hours from October 5.

Road diversions will also be in place during repair works.

“Alongside our own experts, we are currently mobilising structural engineers, plant, lights, cranes, steelworks and concrete contractors and other material and supplies to ensure we can return the track as safely and quickly as possible,” Green said.

NSW TrainLink said Sydney to Brisbane XPTs would be replaced by coaches from Casino, while Brisbane to Sydney passengers would be coached to Grafton, where they would board XPTs to Sydney.
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Re: Bridge Strike Watch - history
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2016, 12:59:27 PM »
Anything that could do that much damage to a bridge like that would be easily identifiable.   Hope everyone has fun with the few hundred extra trucks on the pacific motorway.

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Re: Bridge Strike Watch - history
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2016, 02:12:00 PM »
Regarding Muriel Avenue: is it in Moorooka or Rocklea? Or does it depend on which side it was hit from?

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Re: Bridge Strike Watch - history
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2016, 02:23:57 PM »
Regarding Muriel Avenue: is it in Moorooka or Rocklea? Or does it depend on which side it was hit from?

Yes, I think that is the case.
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Re: Bridge Strike Watch - history
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2016, 04:46:12 PM »
I ask mostly because the same bridge is in the table under three different names...

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Re: Bridge Strike Watch - history
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2016, 04:57:22 PM »
I ask mostly because the same bridge is in the table under three different names...

Rocky waterhole is just Rocklea.  Older name I think.  Same bridge, two sides, Moorooka or Rocklea depending I guess.
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Re: Bridge Strike Watch - history
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2016, 05:10:37 AM »
Northern Star --> Police search for truck driver over rail hit and run


Repairs underway on a rail overbridge that was damaged by a truck on Tuesday.


A rail overpass support damage has caused the closure of the Casino to Brisbane rail line.

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THURSDAY 2.45pm: POLICE are continuing their search for the truck driver responsible for hitting a rail overbridge at Rathdowney.

A police spokesman from Rathdowney Police Station said the driver could face charges over leaving the scene, not using due care and attention, and other traffic offences.

A spokesman from the ARTC said repairs to the bridge were progressing more quickly then expected, due in part to locating a spare bridge span to replace the damaged one.

 WEDNESDAY 5.36pm: A HIT and run truck crash near Rathdowney in Queensland is responsible for the closure of the rail line between Casino and Brisbane for at least three days.

Police were called to railway overpass on Running Creek Road Tuesday morning where they discovered extensive damage to one of the supports.

 "A reckless truck driver has caused delays to trains carrying valuable freight and passengers in and out of Brisbane over the next few days - and avoided even more serious consequences," Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) General Manager Asset - Interstate, Brian Green said

A rail overbridge was struck by a truck at Running Creek Road near Dulbolla, Queensland (east of Rathdowney, in the Beaudesert region) shortly before 9.45am yesterday morning (4 October). The truck driver did not stay at the location or report the incident.

The incident will also mean traffic delays and diversions for local motorists, who will now need to travel via Innisplain Road to reach the Mount Lindesay Highway.

"The careless action of the driver has caused significant damage to the bridge, and it is only thanks to a member of the community reporting the incident that we could ensure no trains ran over the rail line after the incident," Mr Green said.

"Even worse is the truck driver has seemingly reversed and drove away from the incident site without reporting it, leaving the rail line and rail services, as well as motorists, exposed to potentially serious harm.

"We are urging the community to report any observations or suspicious driving behaviour in the region around the time of the incident yesterday to Crimestoppers that might be related to this," Mr Green said.

"The incident was reported around 9.45am yesterday morning so we believe the incident occurred at a time shortly before then."

As a consequence, the North Coast railway line (a major interstate rail connection for Brisbane freight) will at this stage be closed for at least 72 hours from today (October 5).

Road diversions will also be in place during the repair works to the bridge. These repairs will take place around-the-clock to return the bridge to safe operations and to re-open Running Creek Road as soon as possible. We apologise to the local community for any inconvenience as a result of the work.

"Alongside our own experts, we are currently mobilising structural engineers, plant, lights, cranes, steelworks and concrete contractors and other material and supplies to ensure we can return the track as safely and quickly as possible," Mr Green said..

NSW TrainLink are reporting due to emergency rail maintenance between Tamrookum and Glennapp in Queensland buses will transport passengers from Casino to Brisbane in the evening, and Brisbane to Grafton in the morn". The XPT service will commence south from Casino on-time.
 
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Re: Bridge Strike Watch - history
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2016, 06:08:28 AM »
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Re: Bridge Strike Watch - history
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2016, 06:34:42 AM »
As part of the protection for bridges protection beams are increasingly used.

Following a fatal bridge strike at the Annerley Road Dutton Park rail over road bridge protection beams were put in place.

More background > https://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=10943.msg146063#msg146063

The photographs below were taken by brissypete 23rd November 2016.
 
It shows a truck  that has impacted the protection beam.  This saves the bridge of course (and consequent rail service disruption) however is still a very serious offence, there are very serious potential risks to bystanders and vehicle operator and of course causes generalised road chaos.  The beams are designed to help minimise topple risks and in this case vehicle has remained upright.





Photographs brissypete 23rd November 2016

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Re: Bridge Strike Watch - history
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2017, 02:17:28 PM »
This BSW has now ceased.
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