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Chatting to Aviation Road locals

17 Oct 2018

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Chatting to Aviation Road locals

[Vision:  Aviation Road, Laverton traffic congestion at level crossing - train passing]

Male 1

This level crossing’s notorious amongst the area.

[Vision:  Traffic congested at level crossing as train passes]

Quite often people are stuck here for 15 to 20 minutes at a time.

Male 2

You can have two or three trains go past at any one time.

There’s a train coming now, it’s going to hold everyone up.

Female 1

Every 5:30 to 6:30 it will be like a long queue.

[Vision:  Time lapse of traffic crossing level crossing after boom gates are raised]

Female 2

It’s like congested and you’re in a hurry, and it’s quite dangerous too as well.

[Vision:  Time lapse of cars crossing railway track]

Cars have been caught in the middle.

[Vision:  Male 1 speaking]

Even when the gates are closed people say, “Oh, I can’t see the train so I’ll duck across.”

So I wonder one day whether they’re going to see the train or not.

Female 3

[Vision:  Traffic stationary at level crossing, train passing]

We don’t have proper barricades as in there are bollards, but there’s no string that would not let people cross over.

[Vision:  Female 3 speaking]

Quite dangerous if you have kids running around.

[Vision:  Male 1 speaking]

Removing this set of boom gates for me would probably mean the certainty of getting to work on time would be the first and foremost.

[Vision:  Female 2 speaking]

Well easier traffic flow.

[Vision:  Female 3 speaking]

And also safety, definitely.

[LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL AUTHORITY]

[VICTORIA’S BIG BUILD - VICTORIA State Government]

[Speaker:  Authorised by the Victorian Government, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne]

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