- $18m project to upgrade about 90 pedestrian level crossings starts this month
- First stage will upgrade 22 crossings on Midland, Fremantle and Armadale lines
- When complete, all crossings will be Disability Discrimination Act compliant
An $18 million project to upgrade existing pedestrian level crossings on the Armadale, Midland and Fremantle lines will begin this month, improving access and safety for the local community.
The upgrades will improve the safety and accessibility of the crossings and make them compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act.
The works will include improvements to lighting, pathways, manoeuvring and passing areas, and tactile paving.
The Public Transport Authority will be upgrading the crossings in stages, with work due to start this month.
An initial 22 crossing upgrades will be completed by late 2019. The subsequent upgrades are expected to be rolled out between 2019 and 2022. Some of the first crossings to be upgraded include:
- Kelmscott Station North (Armadale Line);
- Guildford Station (Midland Line);
- Welshpool Station North (Armadale Line);
- Mosman Park Station (Fremantle Line); and
- Salvado Street (Fremantle Line).
For more information, visit the Public Transport Authority's website.
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
"Last financial year we saw train patronage rise for the first time in three years so I am pleased to announce the upgrade to these pedestrian level crossings, which will improve access to train stations.
"In addition to creating transformative new public transport infrastructure through the McGowan Government's METRONET plan, it is vital we don't overlook our existing network and continually strive for improvement.
"Anything that makes our network safer and more accessible for Transperth passengers and local residents is a great thing."
Comments attributed to Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson:
"This investment supports the McGowan Government's commitment to inclusion for our whole community and is an important step in fostering further independence of people with disability.
"Being able to move around freely on public transport will ensure we have a more inclusive community."
Transport Minister's office - 6552 5500
Disability Services Minister's office - 6552 5800