“Fixing these problems is a major initial priority for the Coalition Government. I am however pleased that the meeting attendees agreed that progress is being made”, Mr Mulder said.
“Rail crossings remain a major challenge, however low-cost level crossing technologies are being developed. While extensive trials must occur to ensure public safety and the reliability of any new equipment, some of these technologies may offer a way forward to reduce the cost of actively protecting level crossings that currently only have Give Way or Stop signs on the Mildura line.”
“Respondents supported options including overnight or daytime passenger trains or a fast passenger train.
"The Coalition Government will be ensuring that the Mildura line is included in current Department of Transport studies into innovative, low-cost level crossing technologies, Minister for Public Transport, Terry Mulder, confirmed in a meeting with the Mildura Passenger Train Action Group, Mildura Rural City Council and myself held yesterday at Parliament House," said Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp.