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A new strategy has been released to highlight the danger of complacency at South Australian railway crossings.
How can we improve safety at railway crossings?
The State Government is reviewing all level and pedestrian crossings in South Australia to improve safety on the rail network.
Like many states, South Australia needs to consider closing existing crossings and discouraging construction of new crossings.
The Government will invest $12 million over the next four years for a program of upgrades at crossings while also considering reducing the number of railway crossings.
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure’s Draft Railway Crossing Safety Strategy (PDF 2.34MB) discussion paper outlines various safety issues at railway crossings in South Australia and proposes a range of strategies and improvements to address them.
To have your say on these strategies, and to highlight any safety concerns you may have at road or pedestrian train and tram crossings in the State, please complete our survey.
The survey will take around 5 minutes to complete and will close at 5pm Friday 9 September 2016.
How can your input influence decisions?
Your views will help inform the shape and direction of the final strategies and improvements at railway crossings across the State.
South Australia's railway crossings
There are over 710 railway crossings on public roads in metropolitan and rural South Australia and more than 360 pedestrian crossings on Adelaide’s passenger rail network.
Trains can travel at up to 110km/h, weigh over 100 tonnes and require a kilometre or more to stop – that’s six times the length of Adelaide Oval.
Between 2011 and 2015, four people were killed and six people seriously injured at railway crossings and 660 near-misses were reported by rail operators.
Watch our rail safety video about the dangers of rail crossings
Watch our video of first-hand accounts of the impact of near-misses on rail operators
Want to know more?
- Download the Draft Railway Crossing Safety Strategy (PDF 2.34MB).
- Complete the survey.
- Follow us on Twitter using the hashtag #RailwayCrossingSafety.
- View us on Facebook @DPTISA.
- Visit our website at www.dpti.sa.gov.au/towardszerotogether/railway_crossing_safety.
- Written feedback can be submitted by email to email@example.com.