TrackSafe identifies worst level crossings


Rail industry body surveys train drivers to highlight dangers where transport modes meet

March 26, 2013

Rail industry body TrackSafe has surveyed train drivers nationwide to identify the 10 most dangerous level crossings in each state.

TrackSAFE says it has written to State and Federal transport ministers across the country, urging increased funding for the upgrade of these dangerous level crossings.

"It is the train drivers who go over the same stretch of track day in, day out, over many years who know where the most risky level crossings are," TrackSafe Director and Australasian Railway Association (ARA) CEO Bryan Nye says.

There are around 70 collisions annually at level crossings where road users fail to obey the road rules and 35 deaths every year resulting from level crossing and trespass incidents.

TrackSafe notes that the level crossings names do not take the place of those determined by each state though their dedicated committees.

"State level crossing committees perform an incredibly important role, and have prioritised lists of level crossings that need to be upgraded," Nye says.

"TrackSafe involvement comes from wanting to keep pressure on the issue and allow train drivers to inform the debate."

New South Wales

Tynan Rd, Table Top

Taylors Rd, Culcairn

Benambra Rd, Culcairn

Hermitage Road level crossing, Belford

Sheepwash Rd, Calwalla, Glenquarry

Lake Bathurst level crossing (near Canberra)

Cemetery Lane, Singleton

Old Port Rd, Port Kembla

Station Lane, Lochinvar

Glennies Creek Rd, Glennies Creek

Victoria

Cherry Street, Werribee

Grange Rd, Carnegie

Main Rd, St Albans

South Gippsland Hwy, Dandenong South

Aerodrome Road, Avenel

Ashby Street, Trafalgar

Fitzgerald Road, Ardeer

Dock Link Rd, West Melbourne

Grahamvale Rd and Northey Rd level crossing, Shepparton

Eighth St level crossing, Mildura

Queensland

Ardurad Road, Blackwater

Normanby Street, Dingo

Aerodrome Road, Mundoo

Station Rd, Bethania

Boundary Rd, Coopers Plains

Beaudesert Rd, Rocklea

South Pine Rd, Alderley

Auckland St, Gladstone

Malchi Rd, Gracemere

Braeside Rd, Oxford

South Australia

Pym Street, Dudley Park

Railway Terrace, Coonalpyn

Main North Rd, Winninowie

Port Flinders Causeway, Port Pirie

Monteith level crossing, West Tailem Bend

Barrier Hwy, Ucolta

Park Terrace, Bowden

Park Terrace, Salisbury

South Road, Croydon

Torrens Road, Ovingham

Western Australia

McIver level crossing, Perth

Prinsep Street, Collie

Henty Road, Burekup

Mason Road, Kwinana

Dorothy St, Gosnells

Nicholson Road, Canning Vale

Yarri Rd level crossing at Kalgoorlie, Parkeston

Mint St/ Archer St, Carlisle

Queens Park Stn North, Queens Park

Oats Street level crossing

Tasmania

Midlands Highway, Conara

Elwick Rd - near KGV Ave roundabout, Glenorchy

Grove Rd - between Innes St and McKay Ave, Glenorchy

Riverway Rd - between Main Rd and Herbert St, Glenorchy

Wilmores Lane - off Bishopbourne Rd, Toiberry

Mole Creek Rd - intersection Lemana Rd, Lemana Jct

William St - intersection James St, Devonport

Reiby St - near Alexandra Rd roundabout, East Ulverstone

Derwent Park Rd - between Main Rd and Sunderland St, Derwent Park

Esk Main Rd, Ormley

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