Once within the level crossing there are no readily visible cues (like short range lights) to alert a driver that the level crossing protection system is operating.
Response to safety issue by: Metro Trains
Metro Trains agrees that the addition of short-range lights may provide a general safety benefit and will explore the potential benefit of fitting short range lights at this crossing, and will also explore their potential at other similar crossings. It should be noted that modifications to the equipment beyond the scope of the current design will require approval and funding from VicTrack and Public Transport Victoria as the asset owner.
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.