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There was another one not that long ago in Victoria, I think it was near Ballarat where people were killed. It happens so often here. Even in Melbourne which is a city of over three million there are loads of level crossings. Problem is local councils will not pay extra money to build rail bridges. There are huge tailbacks in traffic everyday ar rush hour as miles and miles of cars have to wait as the commuter trains come through every four or five minutes. I have to drive through loads of these every day. These at least have a barrier and lights because you're in a city but in the country there's often nothing. These are an all too frequent occurence.
 

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Yesterday there was a goods train derailment at Benalla in Victoria's north-east.

Nineteen of the train's 34 wagons came off the track.

XPT train services between Melbourne and Sydney have been replaced by buses.

Also the other day two trains in QLD derailed in separate incidents.

Looks like derailment isn't just a problem railway modellers have.
 
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