Victorian Railway Crossing Safety Strategy

Victorian Railway Crossing Safety Strategy

The Victorian Railway Crossing Safety Strategy 2018 to 2027 aims to save lives and reduce incidents at level crossings. The Strategy was developed by the Victorian Railway Crossing Safety Steering Committee (VRCSSC) and was launched on Thursday 16 August 2018, to coincide with Rail Safety Week.

The VRCSSC is a Ministerial Advisory Committee established under the Transport Integration Act 2010 and includes the relevant risk owners from the rail and road industry:

  • Public Transport Victoria (PTV) – Chair
  • VicTrack – Deputy Chair
  • Australian Rail Track Corporation
  • Level Crossing Removal Authority
  • Metro Trains Melbourne
  • Municipal Association of Victoria
  • Department of Transport
  • V/Line
  • VicRoads
  • Victoria Police

The Strategy identifies five key themes (knowledge, technology, regulation, education and environment) to guide the work, with actions associated with each theme.

Level crossing safety is not just unique for Victoria, with the Strategy aligning and complementing the National Level Crossing Safety Strategy, published by the National Level Crossing Safety Steering Committee (NLCSC). The Victorian representatives on the NLCSC are PTV, VicRoads and V/Line.

For information on how to keep safe when travelling on and around public transport, see Travelling safely.