TasRail records near-miss in state’s North

A freight train narrowly missed hitting a burnt-out car near Rocherlea on Monday morning.

The burnt out vehicle was still smouldering when it was discovered blocking the Bell Bay service’s path about 8:30am.

The train was stopped and the service delayed while the track inspector and a TasRail crew and contractor attended the scene to move the vehicle.

Tasmania Fire Service and Tasmania Police were also contacted.

TasRail said similar incidents were common.

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