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Collapse  RAIL CHAOS RAIL CHAOS
Factors combined for rail chaos
Commuters describe four-hour journeys
'Train' trip took three hours from Central
MacDonald apologises for train disruptions
Trackwork to be completed this week
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Molly celebrates 105th birthday
Australia Day activities on Woy Woy waterfront
Visit by NSW Maritime fails to result in fines
Ocean Beach area is dangerous, says Mehrtens
Tesch calls for Woy Woy wharf upgrade
Councillor questions need for study before action
Plans for sand study supported by community group
Rawson Rd was only crossing with two fatalities
Six tonnes of sand to be sculpted
Accident proves need for train guards - Tesch
Encourage development in Woy Woy, says Chamber
MP supports Umina youth festival
New electronic waste contractor engaged at the tip
Permanent dredging solution is supported - Tesch
Chamber opposes lower submission threshold
Rotary club pays for three Ugandan classrooms
Mary Mac's receives Rotary donations
Little 'trickle down' despite tourism success - Chamber
Council to appoint interim general manager
Surf club holds first seaside market
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A ray of hope on the horizon
Sand creates hazard on footpaths
Any system is better than this unwieldy, exclusive one
Council could never be accused of acting in haste
Bank inquiry is good news
Open letter sent to Central Coast Council
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Program to reduce risk of falling
Lymphoedema common on the Peninsula
Project success for retirement village and graduate
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Arts and crafts centre announces upgrades
Little Theatre performs satirical comedy Australia Day
Canadian duo first up at folk club
Blues Angels at Hardy's Bay

Accident proves need for train guards - Tesch

An accident that occurred at Woy Woy train station on December 28 was evidence that the NSW Government should not remove guards from trains, according to the Member for Gosford, Ms Liesl Tesch.

"The swift action of the train driver, the guard and platform staff ensured the best possible outcome for the women who became trapped between two carriages and the platform," Ms Tesch said.

She said the guard immediately identified that the women had fallen between the train and platform and reacted swiftly.

The guard and driver uncoupled the two carriages that the woman was trapped between and she was able to be freed.

Ms Tesch said the unnamed woman was taken by ambulance to Gosford Hospital with minor injuries.

"This is a good example of why the State Government should not remove guards from our trains," she said.

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