The Crossings

Oats Street

The preferred solution to remove the Oats Street level crossing in Carlisle is to elevate the rail over the road, due to the area’s built up nature and the opportunity to create improved pedestrian/cyclist connections and public spaces for a variety of civic uses.

This will mean rebuilding Oats Street Station, with more passenger facilities, including longer platforms, and improved bus connectivity. It may be moved slightly closer to Welshpool Road to provide an attractive alternative option to service the Welshpool area, with the closure of Welshpool Station.

The project is in its early design phase. The 2019/20 State Budget includes funding to build the level crossing removal solution at Oats Street, along with Mint Street and Welshpool Road.

Wharf Street Level Crossing Removal

Elevated rail is the preferred solution for removing the Wharf Street level crossing, including rebuilding Queens Park Station.

An option to close Wharf Street was initially put forward in June 2020, but initial stakeholder feedback showed that this option was not preferred.

Planning for the removal of the Wharf Street level crossing is being done as part of a package along with the level crossings at Hamilton and William streets. 

Mint Street

The preferred solution to remove the Mint Street level crossing in Carlisle is to elevate the rail over the road, due to the area’s built up nature and the opportunity to create improved pedestrian/cyclist connections and public spaces for a variety of civic uses.

This will mean rebuilding Carlisle Station, which could be relocated slightly to make the most of the Mint-Archer Street precinct with more pedestrian connections and passenger facilities, including longer platforms.

The project is in its early design phase. The 2019/20 State Budget includes funding to build the level crossing removal solution at Mint Street, along with Oats Street and Welshpool Road.

Welshpool Road

Removing the heavily congested Welshpool Road level crossing will greatly improve safety and ease movements in the area.

An elevated rail solution is the preferred option for removing the Welshpool Road level crossing.

Elevating the rail will result in the future closure of Welshpool Station due to low patronage and technical challenges to return under Leach Highway.

The newly-built Oats Street Station could be moved slightly and include more passenger facilities to make it an attractive alternative option to service the wider area.

The project is in its early design phase. The 2019/20 State Budget includes funding to build the level crossing removal solution at Welshpool Road along with Mint and Oats streets.

Hamilton Street

Two options are being considered for removing the Hamilton Street level crossing, a road over rail solution and elevated rail.

In a road over rail solution, the new road would take Hamilton Street over the Armadale Line and include other local road network changes to accommodate the new road bridge.

While the road over rail solution was initially put forward as preferred, following initial stakeholder feedback, the elevated rail option is now also being considered. 

William Street

An elevated rail solution is the preferred option to remove the William Street level crossing. Elevating the rail would also involve rebuilding Beckenham Station, with more passenger facilities, including longer platforms, and improved connectivity.

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