Pedestrian rail access to be improved at Woodbridge
The Public Transport Authority will install a new automatic gate level pedestrian rail crossing in Woodbridge this week as part of rail improvements in the area.
The new at-grade (level) pedestrian crossing will be built about 10 metres along the rail line towards Midland from East Street and replaces the existing crossing. The new crossing will feature automatic gates, warning bells and lights, which will improve pedestrian safety.
Other work to the section of the Midland Line includes replacing seven life-expired singular turnouts (track crossovers) with three double-gauge turnouts.
The new crossovers will mean less vibration and noise, reducing disturbance for nearby residents.
During this work, existing timber sleepers in the section will be replaced with concrete sleepers.
Concrete sleepers are gradually replacing timber sleepers across the urban rail network due to their cost efficiency, reduced maintenance needs and better safety.
Concrete sleepers – already used on the Joondalup and Fremantle lines – are more stable, have a longer life, and provide a smoother ride.
The work, which started on 14 January, is expected to be completed by Wednesday 21 January 2004.
Metropolitan train services between Midland and Bassendean stations will be suspended during this period and replaced by bus services. Prospector services will operate out of Midland Train Station.
Passengers can call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13, TTY 9428 1999, or visit the new look Transperth website at www.transperth.wa.gov.au for further information.