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

Two options were put forward in relation to the level crossing removal in Cannington.

In both options, the road would be raised over the rail line at Hamilton Street. At Wharf Street, in option 1 the rail would be elevated, and Queens Park station rebuilt; option 2 would see the closure of the Wharf Street crossing.

Initial stakeholder feedback showed that option 2 is not preferred, and a third option is being considered. Option 3 includes elevated rail at Hamilton and Wharf streets, with Queens Park station being rebuilt.

In all three options, elevated rail is preferred for the William Street level crossing removal including rebuilding Beckenham Station.

See more in our Wharf Street fact sheet,


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

A road over rail solution was initially identified as the preferred solution for removing the Hamilton Street level crossing, where land on either side of the railway has been reserved. The new road would take Hamilton Street over the Armadale Line and include other local road network changes to accommodate the new road bridge.

Following initial stakeholder feedback on the options for removing the Wharf Street level crossing, an additional option has been put forward, which includes elevated rail at Hamilton Street. These two options are now both being considered for removing the Hamilton Street level crossing.

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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