On average three people die, six people are seriously injured, and there are 140 reported near-miss incidents at railway level crossings each year.
By delivering a range of low cost improvements to railway level crossing sites, we can improve the safety of road users and pedestrians using these crossing.
We have work underway on five sites around New Zealand. We are still working through the process to determine which other level crossings will be upgraded, as we want to ensure that the investment is made into those improvements which will make the biggest difference to safety outcomes.
We’ve selected level crossings for improvement based on a range of information including:
Heavy machinery may be used to make some of these crossings safer. We’ll do our best to keep noise to a minimum and will give locals as much notice as we can about when any work is planned. Most of these upgrades can be completed in a weekend or two.