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A Victorian trial that will use car radios to prevent deaths at level crossings might be introduced in Queensland if it's successful.
Queensland Rail chief executive Paul Scurrah says all options are being considered to prevent a repeat of Monday's crash between the Sunlander train service and a truck in the state's north.
The train hit the truck at a level crossing on a private property at Bambaroo, about 100km north of Townsville.
A man and a woman in the truck were severely injured and the crash shut down the line.
It's still unclear if Tuesday's Sunlander service will operate, despite the track being reopened.
Mr Scurrah says Queensland Rail will closely monitor a Victorian trial using car radios to alert motorists when trains are approaching level crossings.
Trains will be fitted with equipment to scramble car radios and issue warnings about approaching trains.
Mr Scurrah says the idea will require all car radios to be modified, with the Victorian government intending to recoup costs through registration charges.
"We'll be watching closely the Victorian trial to see if it's appropriate to be implemented here," he told ABC Radio.
In the meantime, Queensland Rail would continue its driver education campaign and focus on upgrading warnings at level crossings.
He said the crossing where Monday's crash occurred had been recently upgraded with additional warning signs.
He appealed to drivers not to take a risk and exercise extreme caution at level crossings.
The locomotive involved in the crash was damaged, and another one is being brought in so services can resume.
But Mr Scurrah said it wasn't yet clear if Tuesday's service out of Townsville would operate.
© 2011 AAP
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