New lighting for Armadale Line crossings
Train passengers are the main beneficiaries of a program to improve lighting at pedestrian crossings on the Armadale Line.
Lighting has been upgraded at 19 locations on the line as part of a $2.4 million State Government project.
Speaking during National Rail Safety Week, Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the smart transport project had improved passenger safety by boosting the strength of the lights and adjusting their alignment.
"Improving lighting levels and visibility along these pedestrian access ways has a marked impact on reducing the risk of trips or falls," Mr Nalder said.
"This is a smart way to improve the Transperth experience. The lighting upgrades will make pedestrians feel safer as well as provide passive security and reduce the likelihood of vandalism.
"While the existing lighting at these crossings already met Australian standards, this upgrade has made them even safer."
Level crossings upgraded on the Armadale Line include Albany Highway, Armadale Road, Austin Avenue, Beckenham Street, Crawford Street, Dalziell Street, Deernees Way, Denny Avenue, Dorothy Street, Forrest Road, Fremantle Road, Mint Street, Oats Street, Ottaway Street, Solent Road, Verna Street, Welshpool Road, Westfield Road and Wharf Street
The Minister said the upgrades had been completed in time for the 10th annual Rail Safety Week.
"I would urge all passengers to remain alert and follow all instructions when using pedestrian level crossings along the train line - your life is just too important to gamble with," he said.
- On the Midland Line level crossings on Caledonian Avenue, Collier Road, East Street, Great Eastern Highway, Harper Street and Waylen Street will be upgraded
- Fremantle Line crossings to be upgraded are Arundel Street, Grey Street, Marine Access Road, Marine Terrace, Napier Street, Ocean Road, Phillimore Street, Rose Street and Victoria Street