Sign to stop subway crashes

A recent incident of a truck stuck under the Bayswater bridge in August.
A recent incident of a truck stuck under the Bayswater bridge in August.

In the past year, three trucks have been caught under the King William Street/Coode Street underpass after the drivers ignored the bridge clearance height of 3.8metres.

Public Transport Authority David Hynes said while the signage indicating the underpass height (3.8m) had always been prominent, it was hoped that this even more highly-visible indicator would remind drivers of tall vehicles to ensure they are able to safely navigate the underpass.

‘It’s no secret a number of trucks have hit the Bayswater rail bridge in recent months,’ he said.

‘While it is the responsibility of all road users (particularly truck drivers) to be aware of the height of their vehicles, we have opted to trial some further high visibility signage on the bridge.’