Thursday, November 15, 2012

ETTT - Expert questions Bridge Safety

The Trust received a copy of a submission on the ETTT by a highly qualified railway engineering specialist.  It includes many alarming statements on issues from track safety to noise and environmental polution.  The following very well researched statement is one example:

"The overbridges at Chapman Avenue and Cheltenham Road would not perform as well as the original Granville overbridge if a freight train derailed affecting either bridge.  If a pier was demolished the bridge would collapse straight away.  This actually applies to most prestressed concrete overbridges on the proposed freight corridor." 

The Trust has raised concerns on this issue with particular relevance to the very tight bends and steep grade along the Beecroft /  Cheltenham stretch of track, which makes derailment there a significantly higher possibility than elsewhere.

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