New boom gates for high risk crossings


Another two boom gates to be built at high risk level crossings in South Australia

March 18, 2010

Another two dangerous level crossings in South Australia will soon be upgraded as part of a federal investment to install boom gates to improve safety.

The boom gates will be installed on Cameron Terrace at Mallala and another on Merriton Road at Merriton.

Work has already begun at Mallala while work will begin next week on the latter.

The projects will be delivered by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) as part of a $13.6 million investment in 34 high risk level crossings in South Australia under the Boom Gates for Rail Crossings Program.

"Already boom gates and other safety measures have been installed at six level crossings across the State," Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese says.

"Tragically, about 100 accidents occur at rail crossings every year."

The Boom Gates for Rail Crossings is a $150 million national program to fund the installation of boom gates and other safety measures at 292 level crossings.



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