The Bagshot community is now safer with boom gates across the Midland Highway level crossing on the Bendigo to Echuca rail line.
Minister for Public Transport and Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan, said the $554,000 upgrade will help control movement of cars and heavy vehicles as they pass through the crossing.
This will reduce the risk of collisions, fatalities and injuries for local residents, road users and train passengers.
Over the past five years, there have been a number of near misses between trains and vehicles at this level crossing.
Quotes Attributable to Minister for Public Transport and Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan
“There have been a number of near misses at this crossing in recent years – it needed to be upgraded.”
“The new boom gates will increase the awareness of motorists, improving their safety and the safety of local residents and rail passengers.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is removing or improving level crossings across Victoria, to make our road and rail network safer.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020