A car has crashed into the Cockle Train at Goolwa south of Adelaide, the second incident on the rail line within days.

Key points:

  • A car crashed into the Cockle Train at Goolwa south of Adelaide but no serious injuries were sustained
  • 109 passengers were onboard, 22 of them children
  • It is the second incident to occur in the last week. 

SA Police said the white SUV collided with the train at a level crossing on Skewes Road at about 4:15pm on Wednesday.

The driver of the car was taken to hospital as a precaution, police said.

The Steamranger Heritage Railway group said in a statement that there were 109 passengers on board including 22 children but no injuries were sustained.

Customer services manager Steve Richardson told ABC Radio Adelaide that most of the train drivers were volunteers. 

“It has quite an impact on people … it’s not what’s expected when they go volunteer their time,” he said. 

“We are paranoid about safety regarding our customers because they are expecting a nice ride on the cockle train but unfortunately over the last week or so, they’ve had to endure other things.”

It is the second incident involving the heritage and tourist rail line within five days.

An 87-year-old American tourist was killed at McCracken near Victor Habor when he was hit by the train on January 4. 

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