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With over 710 public access railway crossings and 360 pedestrian crossings across the State, we are seeking your views on ways to reduce the number of instances where people and vehicles meet at an intersecting railway track. You can join the discussion below and make sure you complete the survey.

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Kevin Whenan

09 Sep 2016

The railway crossing on the Quorn Road Stirling North SA 5710 is extremely rough and unsafe to travel over. My wife is disabled and the jolt you get from traveling either side is unacceptable
While traveling over the crossing. The road abutting the line either side is sinking their by causing the problem, which is also coming unsafe for bicycle and motorbikes. Vehicles are moving to the centre or over to try and compensate for the jolting. There is a lot of heavy truck usage from the nearby crusher and also heavy transport moving through. It is in nead of urgent attention otherwise the problem will compound at a very fast rate. Kevin M Whenan

Mark Murray

01 Sep 2016

We had an opportunity recently to build the Northern Bypass which would have removed the freight trains from the metropolitan network. But we went for a cheap, short term option, and now still have a problem about rail crossings.
Freight trains are planned to get longer and be more frequent, so this problem won't be solved easily by tinkering with a few crossings here and there. The road, rail and cycle, and pedestrian paths are intricately interwoven. So the problem won't be solved by focusing on just the crossings - a broader view needs to cover the whole rail, road and cycle network to get the best out of them all.

Steve McClure

09 Aug 2016

With 6 deaths in five years, this doesn't seem to be a huge problem. Foolish people who doubt their mortality will find a way to die. Money would be better spent on walking trails and safe bike lanes- preventing one of the top killers- obesity.

Neil Hamilton > Steve McClure

10 Aug 2016

Rail - Road and Rail-Pedestrian Level crossing removal should not only be costed in the number of deaths per year.
There are economic costs in having motor vehicles stopping at dual track or triple track level crossings because trains moving at 90 to 130 kph are running with as little as 7 minute headway during rush periods.
Seaford Line at Oaklands for example has the 7:06up, 7:07down, 7:15up, 7:22up, 7:22 down. 7:30up, 7:37up, 7:37down, 7:48up, 7:52up and 7:52down going over the level crossing.
How many thousands of man-hours are wasted each week as drivers sit and wait for the boom gates to rise at the level crossing?