Frightening images show the moment when cars drive into a busy TRAIN tunnel from Sydney and miss oncoming carriages – while the government warns motorists to pay more attention to troubled light rail
- Shocking video shows a series of close calls with the Sydney light rail
- CCTV footage captured the terrifying moment when a car entered the tram tunnel
- Frightening clip shows a cyclist nearly hit and a car stuck on the rails
- The footage has been released as part of a warning for people to pay more attention
Motorists and even schoolchildren have been caught film-dancing to the death in a series of near misses using the Sydney light rail.
In one clip, a driver takes a shortcut through a tram tunnel while the light rail races the other way.
The close call is a series of heartbreaking moments captured on film with the city’s plagued light rail.
In another video, a delivery person is almost hit, while another shows a car that got stuck on the rails and was lifted out of trouble by pedestrians.
The footage has been released by the New South Wales government, which begs the public pay more attention when traveling around the CBD.
Frightening images show a driver taking a shortcut through a tram tunnel as the light rail races the other way
The car manages to avoid a collision and travels the full distance from the tram only tunnel at Moore Park before leaving on the other side
A February video shows dozens of school kids running along the tracks to a tram.
The images from last weekend show that a car is hit by one of the trams after trying to turn right at Anzac Parade.
A clip also shows one cyclist enters the tracks as he travels the full distance from the light rail tunnel in Moore Park.
South Dowling Street in Surry Hills and Anzac Parade in Kensington seem to be the main problem areas, but the dangerous behavior happens across the CBD’s network from Sydney to the southeast of the city.
A pedestrian runs out of the way after noticing a tram approaching him at a high speed after stepping on the tram tracks outside Central Station
A cyclist can be seen on the tracks as he travels the full distance from the light rail tunnel in Moore Park
Andrew Constance, New South Wales Transport Minister, said there have been dozens of incidents and hundreds of near misses since the service began.
“Almost every day we see really risky behavior around our light rail vehicles,” said Constance.
Authorities are concerned that there may be more potential incidents as commuters increasingly return to the CBD.
A car got stuck on track at George Street in the Sydney CBD
Pedestrians try to lift the car off the rails after it has crashed
New South Wales has increased the frequency of light rail operations since the restrictions of the coronavirus were lifted, meaning that now a service runs in every direction on George Street every four minutes, the report said. Sydney Morning Herald.
This means that trams can pass pedestrians every two minutes.
Constance said drivers and pedestrians should be aware.
“Remember that the tram rails are for trams, not for bicycles and not for cars. Drivers should always follow traffic signals and never drive in front of the tram, “he said.
“I urge everyone to be extra careful, especially because the restrictions are less and more people are out and about.”