Level crossing in NSW

The New South Wales State Government will investigate the potential for new LED signage to reduce vehicle-train collisions on rural and regional level-crossings.

The signs, which feature flashing LED lights, will be trialed in Narromine and Bribbaree, with contracts awarded to both ARCGS (Bribbaree) and Sage Automation (Narromine).

The trial in Narromine will evaluate the effectiveness of a stop sign with LED warning lighting.

The Bribbaree trial will also monitor the effectiveness of stop signs with LED warning lights and LED streetlights.

Funded through the State’s Digital Restart Fund, the project will commence in late 2022, with data currently being collected to determine the technologies long-term viability and effectiveness.

New South Wales’ Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government, Victor Dominello, said the project would improve road-level crossing visibility.

“There are more than 2700 road level crossings on the New South Wales rail network and we want to improve safety in country areas where there is less visibility,” Mr Dominello said.

“Contracts have been signed with ARCGS at Bribbaree and Sage Automation at Narromine to install new level crossing signs and the detailed design work is underway.

“Level crossing crashes devastate families and communities, which is why we want to use innovation and technology to help save lives.”

ARCS Commercial Director, Phil Lock, said he was excited to partner with the New South Wales Government on a project which could save lives.

“I’m looking forward to working with the Government to develop technology that could potentially save more lives in country communities,” Mr Lock said.

SAGE Automation Smart Cities Lead, Ashby Martin, echoed these sentiments.

“SAGE is passionate about developing new systems to improve road safety in partnership with Transport for NSW and the New South Wales Government,” Mr Martin said.

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