LIVES are being put at risk due to a lack of maintenance on the Mildura rail line, according to Mildura Mayor Glenn Milne.
His comments follow the release of a report this week into the derailment of a freight train in late 2015 which caused extensive damage to wagons, trackside infrastructure and about 200 metres of track.
That derailment followed a similar event south of Ouyen just seven weeks earlier when another Pacific National fright train took almost 1.5km to come to a standstill after the trailing bogie of the last wagon derailed.
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