Monday 20th May, 2019

Federal cash to investigate Lindum crossing after fatality

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Urban infrastructure minister Alan Tudge has announced $400,000 in federal money will help investigate the removal of a level crossing at Lindum Station in the east-Brisbane suburb of Wynnum, after a woman was fatally injured there in February.

A woman died after being hit by a train at the level crossing on February 26.

On March 9 Minister Tudge said the Federal Government funding would help drive the removal of the crossing, which he said is well known to locals as a safety hazard as well as a traffic bottleneck.

“[Local Member for Bonner] Ross Vasta has been advocating on behalf of residents for a long time to get this level crossing fixed,” Tudge said. “Our funding will allow the necessary feasibility work to be done to investigate the solution to this crossing.”

Vasta said he had been fighting to have the crossing removed for almost two years.

“The recent tragedy has only strengthened my resolve to make sure the right solution is found,” Vasta said. “The Bayside community overwhelmingly need Lindum Crossing fixed and I am pleased to be delivering this funding.”

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