Fourteen level crossings have now been upgraded on the Warrnambool Line in Victoria as part of the Victorian Government’s $10 million railway investment, with the remaining eight to be completed by the end of 2017.
V/Line crews have completed work to install boom gates, bells, flashing lights and axle counters on four more level crossing along the the Warrnambool Line at Powers Lane in Birregurra, Cameron Street in Terang, Coombs Rd in Terang and Harris Lane in Terang.
The remaining eight levels crossings will be converted to fully active crossings by the end of 2017.
The upgrades will improve warnings for motorists approaching the railway line and the detection of V/Line trains at the level crossings, making them safer.
The works are part of the Australian Government’s Safer Country Crossings program, which is upgrading more than 50 high-risk regional level crossings across Victoria.
V/Line staff and contractors have also started more than $200,000 in improvement works on the Geelong and Warrnambool.
The works on the Warrnambool section involved track resurfacing and welding, vegetation removal and testing the activation technology at level crossings along the line.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, said it was a win for commuters.
“This is a big win for Warrnambool Line passengers and communities throughout the south west– making them safer and delivering more reliable train services every day.”