One of the fuming irritants of the South West Trains Commuters life is, "delays because a lorry / bus / crass bloody idiot has driven into a bridge. Delays are expected and passengers are advised to seek alternative methods of transportation on the homeward leg of their journey." Like what, we sprout wings and fly to Haslemere? In this instance though, the fault doesn't lie with SWT but Network Rail might choose to investigate the innovative Australian approach above. Probably not suitable for our small bridges under rural railway lines but then again, why not?
Incidentally, a big "Be Safe!" to all out there with the terrible fires.