Crumbling crossing repaired ahead of gated upgrade
PLANS to install a controlled pedestrian crossing with gates at Toodyay Railway Station are reaching the end of a design stage and nearing completion.
WA’s Public Transport Authority (PTA) says that in the meantime, an existing bitumen crossing that was crumbling at the edges has been repaired.
The work required the crossing to be closed to pedestrians for three days at the end of last month.Read more
Passenger rail services were not affected.
Local residents with gophers, wheelchairs and prams have complained that the bitumen pathway across the town’s busy east-west rail link is dangerous.
They feared tumbling off the crumbling edges onto the track and being unable to get out of the way of approaching trains.
The crossing is also used by children.
The PTA said a year ago that a controlled crossing with gates and an audible warning signal would cost about $1 million.
There was “no solid timeframe” for the upgrade to be done, a spokesperson said.