The platform extension does not allow the eastern pedestrian level crossing to remain. Once the project is complete there will be four railway lines west of the station, where the western pedestrian level crossing is currently positioned. This, together with five-minute peak services, will result in pedestrians having to wait the entire peak period before they can use the level crossings. This is likely to increase the number of pedestrians that illegally cross the tracks.
In the interest of public safety, when upgrading infrastructure the PTA removes level crossings where possible. There have been numerous incidents at these particular level crossings where users have misused the crossings putting their own lives at risk.