Train driver attacked by the rock


THE driver of a freight train was taken to hospital after being hit on the upper body by a rock thrown by “young people”, 9pm, Wednesday 30 January.

Hastings police said the train was travelling south from Leawarra station towards Baxter when the incident occurred. The driver continued on to Tyabb train station from where he was taken to Frankston Hospital in a stable condition. 

Rail, Tram and Bus Union secretary Luba Grigorovitch said on Radio 3AW the unprovoked attack was unacceptable and put the safety of both the train’s driver and its passengers at risk. “No one goes to work to be in harm’s way. It’s completely unacceptable,” she said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at

First published in the Frankston Times – 5 February 2019

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