Car stuck in tracks on light rail bridge in Southport

UPDATE: The second car to have become stuck on the light rail bridge in Southport has been removed.

car removed

A crane was brought in to lift the car from the tracks on Sundale Bridge in Southport. IMAGE: Twitter

EARLIER: ANOTHER driver has taken a wrong turn and found themselves caught on the light rail bridge in Southport.


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It’s believed an elderly male driver accidentally entered the light rail tracks at the Ada Bell and Queen Street intersection.

He drove 500 metres along the corridor and past a tram station before his car tyres became stuck in the tracks.

Car on bridge

DONE IT AGAIN: A second car becomes stuck in light rail tracks on the Sundale Bridge in Southport. IMAGE: Twitter

Emergency services are on the scene waiting for a crane to lift the car from the tracks.

GoldLinQ CEO Phil Mumford has issued a statement confirming an incident has occurred this morning with a vehicle stopped on the light rail bridge over the Nerang River, no injuries have been reported.

He said “while current signs and lines installed are compliant with the approved design GoldLinQ is continuing to review the intersection to see what, if any, additional measures could be put in place”.

An independent road safety auditor is currently reviewing all intersections along the 13km light rail corridor.

Mr Mumford added that although the system design allows trams to continue to run north and south of the bridge, GoldLinQ has decided to suspend operations until the incident has been fully investigated.

It’s the fourth time a car has entered the tracks from the Ada Bell and Queen Street intersection and the second time a car has become stuck in the tracks on the Sundale bridge in the last two months.

Another car

DONE IT AGAIN: Another car stuck on tram tracks on Sundale Bridge. IMAGE: Nicholas atkins SOURCE: Twitter

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