Boom Gates for Rail Crossings Program
The Australian Government provided $150 million to the States and the Northern Territory between 2008-09 and 2009-10 as part of the Nation Building Program to improve transport safety at rail crossings.
Serious accidents at rail crossings across Australia have highlighted the need for action to address the risks faced by road and rail users at these intersections. Tragically there are around 100 accidents at level crossings around Australia every year.
The Boom Gates for Rail Crossings Program provided for the installation of boom gates and other active safety measures at 300 high risk rail crossings across Australia.
The upgrade of rail level crossings through the Boom Gates for Rail Crossings Program has improved safety for road users, train drivers and pedestrians at priority sites across Australia.
The projects allocated funding were identified by the each State and Territory Government using the Level crossing assessment model (ALCAM). ALCAM takes into account risk factors such as road and rail traffic volumes, crash history, visibility for motorists and train drivers, the number of rail tracks at the crossing and other public risks.
Details of the completed projects across Australia can be found on the links below.