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Sunday, September 22, 2019

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Permanent closure of high-risk Moore Street crossing

The Moore Street level crossing in the Perth central business district will be closed from October 1, after consultation with stakeholders including the City of Perth, Royal Perth Hospital, St John Ambulance, WA Police, Western Power, Perth Children’s Court and Main Roads.

The level crossing has been so congested its boom gates are down for a total of more than 30 minutes an hour during peak periods. Since Optus Stadium operations came online, the crossing has also been closed for many hours leading up to, during and after events due to the high number of trains running between the stadium and the city.

The time for which the crossing is shut is expected to increase from the current 30 minutes to more than 45 minutes per hour because of the increased number of train movements after the Forrestfield-Airport Link project comes online.

Near-misses at congested crossings like Moore Street are regularly reported by railcar drivers, with the extended time boom gates are down exacerbating risk-taking behaviour by motorists.

The pedestrian level crossing on the western side of Moore Street will also be closed, but the eastern crossing, the McIver underpass and the shared path to the north of McIver Station will remain open. Access to the Royal Perth Hospital car park entrance on Moore Street, and driveways on both Pier and Moore streets, will not be affected by the closure.

Pier and Moore streets will become cul-de-sacs on the approach to the existing level crossing.

For more information, visit https://www.pta.wa.gov.au/moore-street

Media contact: 9326 2526

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