Bringing protection to Victorian Train Stations
Expected to finish in mid-2021, the level crossings along the Upfield Line at Bell, Munro and Reynard Street’s in Coburg, and Moreland Road in Brunswick are being removed, where works for the new sky rail began earlier this year.
The importance of keeping pedestrians safe around level crossings in Australia still remains extremely high. As railway crossings present extreme danger, the Victorian Government has put the Level Crossing Removal Project in place to help improve safety across Victoria. With 35 of 75 level crossings already removed, this strategy will help eliminate the danger of trains sharing a crossing with vehicles and other users.
The project will see two new modern stations built at Coburg and Moreland, which are said to be the size of two MCG’s worth of open space. The brand-new station precincts will feature gardens, sheltered waiting areas and direct connections with separate walking and cycling paths. The recreational space will also include public transport and parking options.
Australian Bollards manufacture and supply a variety of options that can help apply further protection to the new station prescient’s, enhancing the safety of the community.
The Upfield bike path will be upgraded, which means bicycle parking is crucial. Installing Australian Bollards Ned Kelly Parkiteer Bike Shelter will help Victorians get around easier with secure bicycle parking. The bike shelter provides public transport commuters with space-efficient and safe bicycle racks, guaranteeing the best protection and storage for cyclists. Pairing Australian Bollards Flat Top Bike Rack, Bike Repair Station and Hoop Top Bike Rack with the bike shelter provides the perfect economical and space friendly choice for cyclists.
Australian Handrails by NJM Group offers a range of high-quality products including stair handrails, perforated sheets and balustrades that are reliable, and would be practical for the ongoing level crossing removal and station upgrades. This solution will help enhance both safety and the passenger experience at train stations. Overall, helping the Level Crossing Removal project improve the general safety of the station, along with adding architecturally modern and practical solutions.
Australian Handrails has previously provided handrails, balustrades and staircases for Hawkstowe Station. We have also been involved in similar projects previously having been contracted by Metro Trains Melbourne to perform their services in areas including Springvale, Cardinia, Laverton north, Nunawading and Bentleigh Station’s.
For more information on our Ned Kelly Range, handrails, balustrades and staircases, contact us +613 9459 3488 or visit our website.