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Cane Train Safety

10/07/2017
Cane trains on the move again
 
Cane trains will soon be on the move around the Sarina district for this year’s crushing season.
Now is a great time for parents to talk to their children about staying safe around cane trains.
Cane trains operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the crushing season.
Although cane trains don’t travel at high speeds they weigh about 1000 tonnes, which means
they take a long time to stop after brakes are applied.
Even if a loco driver sees someone or something on the train tracks ahead, he or she may not
be able to stop in time to avoid hitting it.
To help stay safe during the crushing season young people are urged to:
1. Keep off cane trains and their bins;
2. Keep clear of cane railway tracks;
3. Stay off cane railway bridges;
4. Stay safe at cane railway crossings.