SAVING LIVES AT KYNETON STATION

The Andrews Labor Government has installed new emergency exit gates and latches at the pedestrian crossing near Kyneton Station – boosting safety for the passengers and residents who use it every day.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced the critical safety upgrade has been completed, better protecting pedestrians from oncoming trains.

The gates will prevent people starting to cross the tracks when a train is coming, and ensure those on the tracks when warning bells start ringing have a safe way out. Mary-Anne Thomas said  “these gates are about keeping Kyneton commuters safe, as well as residents and families who use the crossing frequently

This is the second pedestrian crossing on the Bendigo line to be upgraded this year, with automatic gates and latches installed at the pedestrian crossing at Clarkefield Station in May.

The $50 million Safer Country Crossings Program is upgrading 52 high-risk road crossings and 25 dangerous pedestrian crossings across the state, with 30 road and 8 pedestrian crossings already completed.

Works at the crossing were carried out between October and November 2017, with the Labor Government fast-tracking all country crossing upgrades to be completed by late 2018.