Date PostedApril 4, 2013

Website Names Australia’s Most Dangerous Level Crossings

TrackSafe, the railway industry body, has completed a survey of train drivers across the country to identify the ten most dangerous level crossings in each state.

Once the list was compiled TrackSafe wrote to the State and Federal Transport Ministers in Australia asking them to allocate funding to upgrading all of these level crossings.

Brian Nye, the CEO of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and TrackSafe Director, said that the train drivers are the ones that know the most dangerous crossings because they travel the same stretches of track every day.

Every year there are approximately 70 collisions at level crossings because the drivers on the roads do not follow the road rules, there are 35 deaths as a result.

Here is the list of most dangerous level crossings according to TrackSafe:

New South Wales

  • Tynan Rd, Table Top
  • Taylors Rd, Culcairn
  • Benambra Rd, Culcairn
  • Hermitage Road level crossing, Belford
  • Sheepwash Rd, Calwalla, Glenquarry
  • Lake Bathurst level crossing (near Canberra)
  • Cemetery Lane, Singleton
  • Old Port Rd, Port Kembla
  • Station Lane, Lochinvar
  • Glennies Creek Rd, Glennies Creek

Victoria

  • Cherry Street, Werribee
  • Grange Rd, Carnegie
  • Main Rd, St Albans
  • South Gippsland Hwy, Dandenong South
  • Aerodrome Road, Avenel
  • Ashby Street, Trafalgar
  • Fitzgerald Road, Ardeer
  • Dock Link Rd, West Melbourne
  • Grahamvale Rd and Northey Rd level crossing, Shepparton
  • Eighth St level crossing, Mildura

Queensland

  • Ardurad Road, Blackwater
  • Normanby Street, Dingo
  • Aerodrome Road, Mundoo
  • Station Rd, Bethania
  • Boundary Rd, Coopers Plains
  • Beaudesert Rd, Rocklea
  • South Pine Rd, Alderley
  • Auckland St, Gladstone
  • Malchi Rd, Gracemere
  • Braeside Rd, Oxford

South Australia

  • Pym Street, Dudley Park
  • Railway Terrace, Coonalpyn
  • Main North Rd, Winninowie
  • Port Flinders Causeway, Port Pirie
  • Monteith level crossing, West Tailem Bend
  • Barrier Hwy, Ucolta
  • Park Terrace, Bowden
  • Park Terrace, Salisbury
  • South Road, Croydon
  • Torrens Road, Ovingham

Western Australia

  • McIver level crossing, Perth
  • Prinsep Street, Collie
  • Henty Road, Burekup
  • Mason Road, Kwinana
  • Dorothy St, Gosnells
  • Nicholson Road, Canning Vale
  • Yarri Rd level crossing at Kalgoorlie, Parkeston
  • Mint St/ Archer St, Carlisle
  • Queens Park Stn North, Queens Park
  • Oats Street level crossing

Tasmania

  • Midlands Highway, Conara
  • Elwick Rd – near KGV Ave roundabout, Glenorchy
  • Grove Rd – between Innes St and McKay Ave, Glenorchy
  • Riverway Rd – between Main Rd and Herbert St, Glenorchy
  • Wilmores Lane – off Bishopbourne Rd, Toiberry
  • Mole Creek Rd – intersection Lemana Rd, Lemana Jct
  • William St – intersection James St, Devonport
  • Reiby St – near Alexandra Rd roundabout, East Ulverstone
  • Derwent Park Rd – between Main Rd and Sunderland St, Derwent Park
  • Esk Main Rd, Ormley
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Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter’s interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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