Some of the core benefits that come from removing a level crossing are:
- improving safety by removing the danger of trains sharing a crossing with vehicles and other users
- reducing congestion by eliminating frustrating delays caused by boom gates and allowing more vehicles to pass through
- improving travel time reliability by removing uncertainty around when boom gate closures will occur and how long they will be down for
- increasing capacity to run more trains on the network, without boom gates delaying vehicles and other users.
There are also other opportunities to add value for the community and commuters depending on the chosen design at each site, such as creating new open space, building new shared use walking and cycling paths or commissioning public artwork.
Our projects strive to improve the accessibility, amenity and functionality of the area around them to leave a positive legacy for years to come.