Rail Systems Australia are pleased to announce that Downer has selected our company as a rail technology delivery partner for the Denny Avenue level crossing removal project.

Our package of works sees us providing design expertise for the rail signalling and communications for the first crossing removal project under the $69 million METRONET program. The removal of the Denny Avenue level crossing affects not only that level crossing, but other adjacent pedestrian and road crossings.

“We’re proud to be a part of this landmark project which will remove congestion and improve safety for the Kelmscott community,’ said Tom Warner, Managing Director of Rail Systems Australia.

‘We have considerable experience in level crossing removals, having worked on similar projects around Australia. So, it’s great to contribute to a project of this kind in our own backyard,’ he said.

Denny Avenue is a notoriously busy 200 metre stretch of road in the Perth suburb of Kelmscott. The crossing has been a huge issue for locals for over 20 years due to a busy train timetable, especially during peak times. In recent years, RAC has included the crossing in its Risky Road survey.

Mr Warner said, ‘We expect the METRONET program to include a number of level crossing removals. We look forward to supporting the Public Transport Authority and its industry partners with design, testing and commissioning services for those projects in the future.’

“We’re looking forward to working closely with Downer and SMEC on this project. The expertise of our rail signalling and telecommunications engineering professionals will support Downer in ensuring the project has minimal impact on normal rail operations and the community.’

In May 2020, METRONET appointed Downer EDI as the successful contractor to deliver the design and construction project. With works already underway, detailed designs are maturing rapidly.