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Rail crash report due out this week

<p>An independent report into the accident between the Ghan and a bus which killed four people and injured 26 in South Australia in October last year will be presented to the South Australian Parliament this week.</p> <p>The South Australian Government commissioned the report from independent investigator and former National Rail Corporation managing director Vince Graham.</p> <p>An interim report has already been presented to transport minister Michael Wright.</p> <p>It recommends:</p> <p> &#8226 The continuation of 50km&#47h speed limit for trains in the area</p> <p>&#8226 Training public bus drivers in level-crossing safety and </p> <p>&#8226 An increased police presence to stop motorists queuing across the intersection.</p> <p>The South Australian police are conducting a separate investigation for the coroner as are the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.</p> <p>As a result of the accident, warning signs and road markings have been installed at 16 rail crossings around Adelaide. </p> <p>Serco buses are now travelling a different route to avoid the Salisbury railway crossing.</p> <p>The bus involved in the crash was trapped on the crossing in a queue of traffic. </p> <br />