New Level Crossing Proposal At Islington, Christchurch

Christchurch City Council in 2017 opened consultation on a proposal to close the existing intersection of Halswell Junction Road and Waterloo Road, Islington, and in so doing also close the level crossing over the Main South Line made by Halswell Junction Road immediately adjacent to this intersection. Whilst it is not known at this time… Continue reading New Level Crossing Proposal At Islington, Christchurch

Rolleston Level Crossing Upgrade Proposed [1]

In the previous post on this blog the issue of safety at level crossings was raised using the particular example of the George Holmes Road level crossing at Rolleston and its replacement with the present crossing at Hoskyns Road. Shortly after writing the post, TSBNZ learned that NZTA Waka Kotahi is now proposing a flyover… Continue reading Rolleston Level Crossing Upgrade Proposed [1]

Level Crossing Safety Not Prioritised By Authorities

One of the factors contributing to the establishment of this blog is a growing awareness of level crossing safety issues in New Zealand. Let’s go back 29 years for an example. On August 25, 1993, the Southerner passenger train collided with a concrete mixer on at at a level crossing on George Holmes Road, Rolleston.… Continue reading Level Crossing Safety Not Prioritised By Authorities