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Seaford Rail line safety problems

The State Opposition has called for a safety audit of the Seaford Rail line after it was revealed that a high voltage electrical cable on the line snapped last month.

Information provided to Shadow Minister for Transport Corey Wingard has identified the high voltage cable snapped near Christies Beach but luckily nobody was injured.


It is believed this is the second time the cable has snapped since the electric rail system opened last year.


“It was very lucky that nobody was hurt when the cable snapped last month,” said Mr Wingard.


“I am told that the cable snapped near a level crossing which could have had catastrophic consequences but luckily nobody was hurt.


“The State Government needs to immediately review the safety of the whole line and guarantee community safety.”


The electrified Seaford Rail line opened in early 2014 after a lengthy construction period that involved significant service disruptions and closure.