29 January 2019

  • Pedestrian level crossings at Queens Park Train Station, Wharf Street and Crawford Street will be safer and more accessible.
  • Construction scheduled to be completed by late 2019.

New self-closing gates will be installed at all three locations, in addition to traffic management and fencing upgrades.

Pavements will be upgraded at Queens Park Station and Crawford Street, while lighting will be improved at Wharf Street.

Construction is expected to be completed by late 2019.

The upgrade is part of an $18 million project to upgrade about 90 pedestrian level crossings on the Armadale, Midland and Fremantle lines.

Comments attributed to Bill Johnston MLA, Member for Cannington:
“METRONET is transforming our public transport system but these upgrades will improve the existing lines too.

“The works will create local jobs and improve safety and accessibility.”

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.

Comments attributed to local resident David Dixon

“I’m glad the McGowan Government is looking after Cannington residents who use the Armadale and Thornlie lines!