Bentleigh Station (deaths and mitigating factors)

Timeline created by amy.foyster
  • Pedestrian Underpass is filled in

    Pedestrian Underpass is filled in
    Transport Minister Peter Batchelor said reopening the old underpass was not feasible. “It was closed because of some deficiencies in its design, because it had problems with flooding when it rained and it had other operational issues.” Instead, an enhanced ground-level crossing would be installed.
  • 18 year old Troy Rainey killed

    18 year old Troy Rainey killed
    Has his headphone in and did not hear the 'frantic whistles' of the oncoming train.
  • 25 year old woman killed

    25 year old woman killed
    Unamed and few details available
  • 15 year old schoolgirl Alana Nobbs killed

    15 year old schoolgirl Alana Nobbs killed
    Went under the boom gates to meet her friends and try and catch the train. Was hit by a train on the other track as her friends watched.
  • Pedestrian level crossing upgraded

    Pedestrian level crossing upgraded
    "The emergency exits from the crossing were replaced with locking gates 1.5 metres high, and that only be opened from one side. Additional warning devices were also fitted with the common 'red pedestrian' sign, as well as an LED light box saying "Another Train Coming" which is lit when, either an express train is bound on the DOWN line, or when a train is expected after another train on the UP line."
  • 70 year old woman killed

    70 year old woman killed
    As she tried to cross the tracks to meet her husband she was struck by the train as he watched in horror.