Dangerous NSW level crossing gets boom gate gate

Albanese announces funding for upgrade to dangerous level crossing in NSW

Boom gates will be installed at a level crossing on the Mitchell Highway in Nyngan in NSW as part of efforts to improve safety.

The boom gates, which include lights and bells, will replace a stop sign at the crossing at the cost of $1.4 million.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese says there has been more than more than 100 accidents each year throughout NSW

The funds come from the Federal Government's $42.7 million package to upgrade 55 high risk level crossings across the state.

"Tragically, about 100 accidents occur at rail crossings every year. Between July 2007 and June 2008, there were seven level crossing collisions in NSW, with one resulting in a fatality," Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese says.

The Government is spending $150 million to install boom gates and other safety measures at 292 level crossings by the end of June.

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