Motorists, cyclists and those on foot are being reminded of Rail Safety Week (August 13–19) and to look out for trains at the Kendall Street level crossing.
While the NSW Labor government took the local trains off the tracks over a decade ago – and no government since has restored the service – there is a privately run train service between the North Beach Station in the Byron Arts & Industry Estate and Byron’s CBD.
Detective inspector Matt Kehoe said, ‘The fine for running a stop sign at a level crossing is $448 and three demerit points.’
‘Given the history of use with no train on our track for 13 years, locals became complacent on the Kendall Street level crossing on the way into Belongil from Ewingsdale Road. I’m here to say that time is well and truly over now. Please be warned that if you do not stop and look out for the train you will be fined.’
For timetable information visit www.byronbaytrain.com.au.