The Andrews Labor Government has upgraded another four level crossings on the Warrnambool line, as part of its ongoing investment in safer, more reliable services for South West V/Line passengers and drivers.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today works have been completed at Station Street in Panmure, Hallowells Road in Cudgee, Rowans Lane in Warrnambool and Robertson Road in Winchelsea.
Boom gates, bells, flashing lights and axle counters have been installed at the crossings, upgrading them from passive to actively protected crossings.
The works are part of the Labor Government’s $50 million Safer Country Crossings program and an additional $10 million package of works announced last year to increase safety and return Warrnambool line services to timetable.
The latest upgrades were completed in time for the start of the new V/Line timetable on 27 August, with 30 Warrnambool line services a week now running express between Geelong and Melbourne.
Temporary speed restrictions through these crossings have been removed, ensuring Warrnambool line trains can continue to return to previous speeds along this section of the line.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“We’re upgrading dangerous level crossings along the Warrnambool line to reduce the risk of accidents and boost safety for drivers, passengers and the local communities who use them every day.”
“We’ve upgraded eight crossings on the Warrnambool line in the last year and we’re not wasting a second making the line safer for all.”
“We thank passengers for their patience during works, as we continue to make the line safer and more reliable for everyone.”