A pedestrian overpass will be constructed in late July at the Blackwood Station on the Belair passenger rail line.
The overpass will provide a safe crossing point for patrons accessing the station/platform from the eastern carpark (recycling depot side).
It will be constructed on the centre platform, just south of the existing shelter and will span over the freight track.
Artist impression for illustration purposes only
Currently, patrons are required to cross the freight line via a ground level crossing which has poor sight distance and a full-time safety officer is subsequently stationed on site to ensure the safety of these patrons.
The construction of the overpass will eliminate this issue. Once the overpass is complete and open for use, the existing at‑grade crossing at the freight line will be permanently closed.
The overpass will be accessible via stairs only and will therefore not be accessible by mobility impaired persons. Ramp access and lifts were considered but there is insufficient room on the platform for their installation.
All disability access will therefore be via the western (bus interchange) side of the station. The department’s Transport Accessibility Advisory Group (a consultative forum consisting of representatives from disability groups and individual public transport users with disabilities) was consulted regarding this matter and have endorsed this solution.
Additional accessible parking and priority parking for people with walking aids or prams will be provided in the western car park as part of the project. These parks will be clearly signed and will operate on an honesty system. The project team would like to seek your support in ensuring that these parks are used correctly following the completion of the project.
To ensure works are undertaken safely and efficiently, access to the centre platform will be restricted during construction.
Letter to residents, stakeholders and community regarding construction - Construction notice - PDF
(Blackwood Station Access diagram - PDF)
Accessible car parks are located on the western side of the station along Station Road. Passenger Service staff will also be located on the centre platform to assist passengers.
Passengers are advised to arrive at the station at least 5 minutes prior to their train departure to allow for additional time to access the centre platform.
Train timetables will remain unchanged during construction.
If you have any enquiries regarding the project please contact the Senior Officer, Community Engagement on 1800 726 500.
We are hosting a Community Information Evening about the project - (Blackwood Overpass Information Evening - PDF)
More information about the Project- (Blackwood Overpass Letter to residents - PDF)
Construction of the Blackwood Station Pedestrian overpass has been rescheduled to start late July 2012.
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