Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti
Western Australia Minister for Disability Services Stephen Dawson
Pedestrian Level Crossings To Be Upgraded On Perth’s Rail Network
Victor P Taffa
- $18 Million project to upgrade about 90 pedestrian level crossings starts this month
- First stage will upgrade 22 crossings on Midland, Fremantle and Armadale lines
- When complete, all crossings will be Disability Discrimination Act compliant
An $18 Million project to upgrade existing pedestrian level crossings on the Armadale, Midland and Fremantle lines will begin this month, improving access and safety for the local community.
Upgrades will improve the safety and accessibility of the crossings and make them compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act.
“Last financial year we saw train patronage rise for the first time in 3 years so I am pleased to announce the upgrade to these pedestrian level crossings, which will improve access to railway stations.” Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti said.
Works will include improvements to lighting, pathways, manoeuvring and passing areas, and tactile paving.
Public Transport Authority will be upgrading the crossings in stages, with work due to start this month.
“This investment supports the McGowan Government’s commitment to inclusion for our whole community and is an important step in fostering further independence of people with disability.” Minister for Disability Services Stephen Dawson said.
An initial 22 crossing upgrades will be completed by late 2019. The subsequent upgrades are expected to be rolled out between 2019 and 2022.
Some of the first crossings to be upgraded include:
- Kelmscott Station North (Armadale Line);
- Guildford Station (Midland Line);
- Welshpool Station North (Armadale Line);
- Mosman Park Station (Fremantle Line);
- Salvado Street (Fremantle Line).