The Andrews Labor Government’s upgrade of a fourth level crossing on the Warrnambool line is now complete, part of its record investment in level crossing upgrades on the Warrnambool line to return services to timetable.
Member of Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney welcomed the upgraded crossing at Back Larpent Road in Larpent, where lights, bells and boom gates have been installed to improve safety.
The improved crossing at Larpent is part of the Labor Government’s $10 million package of works, which over the next ten months will upgrade 20 high-risk level crossings between Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool.
The Labor Government’s Safer Country Crossings program has already upgraded three level crossings on the Warrnambool line – at Phalps Road in Pirron Yallock, Flaxmill Road in Colac and Sandys Lane in Gnotuk.
A further seven crossings earmarked as part of the program will be fast tracked and 12 additional crossings will be upgraded, enabling trains to run safely on-time again by the end of the year.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“This fourth upgraded crossing will make the Warrnambool line safer for passengers and the local community.”
“It’s part of our record investment in level crossing upgrades on the Warrnambool line to lift the speed restrictions and return services to timetable.”
“It follows the introduction by the Labor Government of 12 new train services on the Warrnambool line in January – the first new services for Warrnambool in more than a decade.”