Public Transport | October 12, 2018

Kealy calls for immediate work on Serviceton rail level crossing

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy has spoken in Parliament questioning the Andrews Labor Government on why dangerous country rail level crossings have been totally ignored for important safety upgrades.  

“We have heard a lot from the Premier for Melbourne about works on level crossings in Melbourne but we haven’t seen any action when it comes to fixing dangerous level crossings in country Victoria,” Ms Kealy said.

“As an example, the rail crossing at Serviceton has no lights, no boom gates and the sole warning sign is unlit, making the approach to the rail line very difficult to see at night and impossible to see oncoming trains during heavy fog.

“It is obvious that the city-centric Labor government is so focussed on Melbourne that dangerous country rail crossings have been completely forgotten.

“Rail crossing boom gates are being removed in Melbourne, so why hasn’t Labor relocated these to fix our country rail crossings or made other safety improvements?

“When you look at what the country gets compared to Melbourne when Labor is in Government, country Victoria just don’t seem to matter.

“We’re around 30 days away from casting a vote in the State election and Labor doesn’t even have a candidate for Lowan – that’s how interested Labor is in our part of the world.

“The Nationals have announced that an elected Liberal Nationals Government will invest $19 billion to transform Victoria’s regional rail network, including new passenger rail services to Horsham and Hamilton.

“Victorians will have a clear choice in November – more of Daniel Andrews city-centric approach or a Liberal Nationals Government committed to efficient, safe and reliable rail and road networks for all Victorians, not just those living in metropolitan Melbourne.

“Only the Liberal Nationals will deliver a better deal for local people and get Western Victoria moving.”

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