Two options for removing the Wharf Street level crossing were initially identified for consideration, the closure of the level crossing or elevating the rail. Both are viable solutions, however elevation has additional cost considerations including rebuilding Queens Park Station.
Previous work, including the City of Canning’s current Queens Park Local Structure Plan, considers the potential for Wharf Street to close to ease traffic congestion created by the level crossing. Closure is a viable option with alternative crossings at Hamilton, Williams, and Gerard streets, and no land reserved for a road over rail solution. Now we are planning for elevated rail on the inner Armadale line, both options are being investigated.
Based on initial stakeholder feedback on the Wharf Street options, an additional option is now being considered which would also elevated rail at both Hamilton Street and Wharf Street, including rebuilding Queens Park Station. The option to close the Wharf Street level crossing is not preferred.