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Kororoit Creek Rd Level Crossing, Williamstown North

This is the Kororoit Creek Rd stage crossing in Williamstown North, at the Altona loop phase of the Werribee line, with pictures I took in May and June 2017 and December 2014. This crossing is recently in the course of a grade separation, and is predicted to be got rid of through overdue 2018.

Kororoit Creek Rd is the one crossing at the Altona loop prioritised for elimination. It may be the second one least unhealthy crossing in Victoria at the listing for elimination, being ranked 151 through the Australian Level Crossing Assessment Model in 2008.

However, Kororoit Creek Rd is a key delivery hall. It is utilized by 22,000 automobiles on a daily basis and it connects the Williamstown North commercial precinct (you’ll be able to see one of the most factories that make up this house within the background of the pictures), close by ports, and home spaces to the Princes Freeway. Thus, its elimination is wanted, nonetheless.

This crossing has:

– Two Westinghouse hybrid bells. Both bells are programmed to sound regularly till the increase gates upward push

– Westinghouse cross-arms and marked Westinghouse lighting on all of the crossing, except for for the sign at the japanese aspect within the median strip, which has unmarked Westinghouse lighting. The lighting at the decrease phase of the western cantilever is lacking its cross-bucks (thank you Oscar The Grouch for pointing this out)

– Four Westinghouse increase gate mechanisms, two for every course of visitors, all with unmarked bases. All different alerts have unmarked bases.The increase gate mechanism at the north western aspect is moderately ordinary. It is put in on two steel bars between two concrete bases. The concrete bases could have been from an older set up, and the present increase gate mechanism could have been put in quickly between them, with a long run objective to put in it correctly, however I will’t say needless to say that is the case. Another fascinating facet is the increase gate arm on north western aspect. It was painted black and white, as was once same old with all increase gates within the 1970’s and 1980’s on Victorian railways, and has since been repainted pink and white, despite the fact that it hasn’t been finished really well. The most sensible of the arm was once no longer repainted in any respect, with the unique black paint obviously visual, and one of the most pink paint at the facets has began peeling away.

– Westinghouse pedestrian increase gate mechanisms at the western aspect of the crossing. The footpath past the pedestrian crossing disappears actually after the increase gates, so it sort of feels moderately useless to have pedestrian gates put in at this crossing

Kororoit Creek Rd Level Crossing, Williamstown North

14 Comments

  1. TrickyMario7654 on 29/11/2017 at 6:25 am

    That’s really odd how the western shoulder gate mast is installed on metal poles, plus how the top of the boom gate is still black and white (meaning that it’s the original boom gate used when the current gated signals was installed in 1985).

    Also, here’s a picture of this crossing from 1992.

    • Stuart Hunt on 03/12/2017 at 12:22 pm

      Yeah, it’s really weird. It seems like such a temporary installation on the metal poles. It’s interesting to see how unchanged it is from 1992. I can’t believe it was installed on metal poles back then!

  2. Swedish Level Crossing Channel on 29/11/2017 at 2:13 pm

    Great video! Really nice crossing! The flaming tower in the background is very similiar to the one in Stenungsund about 20 kilometers away from my home! Will you go back to Murrumbeena road before the removal? I have seen some pictures of an upgrade to LEDs and everything.

    • Stuart Hunt on 03/12/2017 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks. That’s pretty cool. It makes a nice backdrop. I hope it does at your home too. Yeah I plan to go back to Murrumbeena sometime in December. I just need to find the time!

  3. McK&H Aust on 29/11/2017 at 2:26 pm

    Nice video and crossing! The industrial plant and grey skies make for a cool background. I wonder which sign ended up at Ferguson St? lol

    • Stuart Hunt on 03/12/2017 at 12:24 pm

      Thanks. Yeah they do. It’d make a nice jigsaw puzzle lol. Uh maybe Kororoit Creek rd? Haha

  4. Robbie Wales on 30/11/2017 at 7:11 am

    It’s great that westinghouse hybrids were still used at this location.

    • Stuart Hunt on 03/12/2017 at 12:25 pm

      Yeah, and nice sounding ones too!

  5. Henry Lu on 12/03/2018 at 2:24 am

    LEVEL CROSSING UPDATE: This is very sad this crossing is now being removed!

  6. Henry Lu on 12/03/2018 at 2:25 am

    I went there and i saw construction workers!

    • Henry Lu on 12/03/2018 at 2:26 am

      (Stuart Hunt’s Prediction was correct)

    • Stuart Hunt on 18/03/2018 at 2:49 am

      It’s still got a while until it’s completely removed, so we can enjoy it while it’s there

    • Henry Lu on 18/03/2018 at 4:23 am

      Because i am worried because this is the first level crossing i ever saw : (

  7. Oscar The Grouch on 19/03/2018 at 4:08 am

    There’s a missing railway crossing sign in you’re second shot of the crossing Stuart.

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