The level crossing is longer than necessary. Shortening it would reduce the amount of time that a vehicle spends within the crossing and improve the visual information available to motorists when assessing their ability to clear the crossing.
Response to the safety issue by: Metro Trains
Metro Trains agrees that shortening the crossing may provide a risk benefit. This will be explored in conjunction with the Wyndham City Council.
The ATSB has reviewed Metro Trains submission and notes the intended action, but considers that further action is required to adequately address the safety issue.
Response to the safety issue by: Wyndham City Council
The Wyndham City Council notes that the additional length provides a warning to drivers as to where they should and should not go. In a way, the extended length appears to be working as additional signage warnings (and visual cue). Relocation of level crossing equipment is something that requires Metro Trains involvement.
The ATSB has reviewed Wyndham City Council and considers that further action is required to adequately address the safety issue.