The Andrews Labor Government has upgraded another two level crossings on the Warrnambool line, as part of its ongoing investment in safer, more reliable services for V/Line passengers and drivers on the south coast.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced works have been completed at Vickers Road, Panmure and Ondit Road in Winchelsea, taking the overall number of upgraded crossings to 10.
Twelve more crossings are scheduled to be completed over the coming months, significantly boosting safety for drivers, V/Line passengers and staff.
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 boost safety and return Warrnambool line services to timetable.
The new V/Line timetable introduced on 27 August coincided with a spike in performance, with 30 Warrnambool line services a week now running express between Geelong and Melbourne.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“We’ve lowered the risk of accidents and boosted safety for everyone at 10 level crossings across the Warrnambool line.”
“We’re not wasting a second upgrading the final 12 crossings so everyone can get home safer when travelling through these crossings.”
“We thank passengers for their patience during works, as we continue to make the line safer and more reliable for everyone.”