South Auckland, New Zealand: car in collision with train on active level crossing

4 Sep

A mother and her two children escaped injury when the car in which they were travelling collided with a train on the Walters Road automatic half-barrier level crossing in Takanini, South Auckland. The collision occurred during the afternoon of September 2nd, 2014.

With a NZD 28 million price tag put on the cost of grade-separating this road-rail intersection, it has not been a priority project in terms of reducing risk on the railway. However, with house building leading to an increase of road traffic over the Walters Road level crossing, there is a need to consider how a grade-separation might be secured through a public-private partnership. Specifically, can all further consents to new housing contain a requirement to contribute towards the grade-separation as a condition precedent?

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