Queensland Government backs level crossing safety trials

The Queensland Government will soon be testing three innovative solutions to make open level crossings across Queensland safer.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said that three companies had been short listed as part of the Rail Level Crossing Safety Technology Trial.

“We’re committed to doing everything possible to save lives at level crossings, which is why we announced the $1 million trial in June,” Emerson said.

“Following our call for proposals from rail safety technology suppliers we have short listed three companies: NFA Innovations Pty Ltd, La Trobe University and Railnet Safety Systems Pty Ltd.”

“Ideas include different radio break-in systems that warn vehicles to stop as they approach level crossings and solar powered lighting/signage systems that are unaffected by electricity outages.

“These ideas, as well as a number of other trials underway such as valet in-roads light system in Innisfail, will help us identify and evaluate a range of potential level crossing safety improvements,” Emerson said.

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