The Port Lincoln City Council has announced that the following a safety and risk and review of Port Lincoln’s Train Playground that the train will be removed, along with the steel tube ‘play train’ due to unacceptable safety risks.
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The review came about after an incident at the playground, with the train and play equipment set to be removed next Tuesday.
Port Lincoln Mayor, Brad Flaherty said “Playgrounds are a place where families come to play and spend time together and we need to ensure they are accessible, safe and enjoyable for everyone to use. It was a tough decision to remove the train, as it has been part of the playground since 1983, but it is the right decision for the safety of our children.”
Whilst the decommissioned train engine will be removed, the locomotive will be restored with the Farina Restoration Group taking ownership, for use in a Static display.