author: Puffing Billy Railway
A small tourist bus carrying sixteen passengers clipped the side of one of the Puffing Billy carriages at approx. 11.45 am today at the School Road, Menzies Creek crossing.
Puffing Billy management was quick to respond to the scene with one bus passenger taken to hospital for precautionary tests.
Puffing Billy CEO, John Robinson said thankfully there were no injuries sustained to passengers onboard Puffing Billy.
"My team of staff and volunteers are on scene and are working together with emergency services to ensure the area is safe and people are out of harm’s way," he said.
"Safety is of the utmost importance at our iconic heritage steam railway and we have procedures in place to mitigate further danger and to ensure the continued safety of all passengers on the railway," said Mr Robinson.
"We take great pride in our railway safety precautions and incident management plan and are well equipped to ensure incidents like these are handled with due diligence and with correct processes in place", Mr Robinson said.
Puffing Billy is Australia’s favourite steam train and a major tourist attraction. Tourists from all over Australia as well as overseas travel on Puffing Billy every year, and since 1962, nearly 11 million passengers have enjoyed a journey aboard this historic steam train.
Puffing Billy is included in all the major tour operators͛ itineraries from Melbourne with the railway working with over 300 different tour operators from around the world.
Puffing Billy has suspended all operations for the remainder of today Tuesday 6, March 2018.
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