Faulty cables on Seaford Line still not fixed

Faulty high voltage electric cables on the Seaford Rail line that have snapped twice have still not been fixed.

The cable has snapped twice since the electric rail system opened last year, including once near a level crossing.

 

“The Weatherill Labor Government did nothing about the cable for 12 months after it first snapped,” said Shadow Transport Minister Corey Wingard.

 

“It took a second incident near a level crossing for action to be taken, and now we find that the cable has still not been fixed!

 

“This is outrageous and inexcusable.

 

“South Australian taxpayers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on a new rail system that has faults less than two years after it was finished being built.

 

“Safety has got to be paramount here. Who’s to say that the cable won’t snap again?

 

“It was very lucky that nobody was hurt when the cable snapped near a level crossing.

 

“Minister Mullighan must fix this problem immediately, review the safety of the whole line and guarantee community safety.”