Safety improvement works start at Lindum crossing - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

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A series of works to improve the safety of the Kianawah Road railway crossing in Lindum kicked off in October, starting with the trial of a Queensland Rail-first boom gate at the site.

Member for Lytton Joan Pease said the trial would see a custom-made 12-metre-long boom gate installed at the level crossing.

“Safety is the highest priority and Queensland Rail has been working closely with Brisbane City Council and the Department of Transport and Main Roads to support a range of upgrades to improve the safety of this intersection,” Ms Pease said.

“As the first step in these works, Queensland Rail crews will be working overnight on Sunday 24 October to replace the existing 10-metre long boom arm with a longer 12-metre model that has been custom made.

“The new boom arm aims to better protect drivers and deter them from entering the crossing once activated.

“Queensland Rail’s current design limits boom arms to 10 metres, however recent work has seen specialist parts supplied for the custom-made 12-metre boom arm – a Queensland Rail-first.

“The new boom arm has undergone extensive testing by Queensland Rail engineers to make sure it is suitable and will extend further across the road to stop cars from inadvertently entering the crossing once it’s activated.”

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the safety initiative complemented the multi-million dollar upgrade of Lindum train station.

“Lindum station is set to receive an accessibility face lift through the over $500 million Station Accessibility Upgrade Program,” Mr Bailey said.

“The upgrade will see the installation of an improved pedestrian overpass with lift access linking platforms, as well as upgrades to the park ‘n’ ride facility.

“Detailed design and planning is well underway, so I look forward to sharing more information with the community soon.”

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