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Road block

Monday, 29th April, 2013

By Kurtis J Eichler

Lives are at risk by a train constantly blocking access to a bowling club and a popular tourist attraction.

City Council is being called upon by traders and locals to fix a potentially lethal train crossing that blocks the top end of Iodide Street.

They've complained people are either stuck on one side of a parked train and can't exit Proprietary Square or can't get access to it.

Trader Rickie Cooper said he feared lives were at risk because of the static trains.

"It wasn't very long ago we were playing bowls and the train was parked on the tracks for 25 minutes," Mr Cooper said.

"If any of the elderly people had a heart attack or a medical issue there was no way of getting into them."

Originally there was a back entrance motorists could use to get past the train but CBH closed it when it started work on its Rasp Mine.

Mayor Wincen Cuy said he could see no solution to the problem.

"I fully understand his issues but I don't think there's any solution to it," Cr Cuy said.

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