Drivers warned to slow down at Cullen Bullen level crossing

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Drivers have been warned to slow down at a rail level crossing at Cullen Bullen with a reduced 60 km/h speed limit to come into effect next week.
The reduced speed limit is part of a NSW Government campaign to improve safety at level crossings across regional NSW through the Railway Level Crossing (RLX) Speed Reduction Program.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the change had been recommended by Transport for NSW following a period of consultation and had been supported by the NSW Level Crossing Strategy Council.
“The speed limit on the approach and exit to the level crossing on Portland Road, Cullen Bullen will be cut from 100 km/h to 60 km/h from Tuesday 19 July for the safety of all road and rail users,” the spokesperson said.
“Crash statistics show that from 2008 to 2021 there were 83 collisions between trains and cars at level crossings in NSW and, sadly, 10 people lost their lives.
“We’re doing all we can to prevent those crashes in future.”
The new 60 km/h speed limit will start 400 metres from the level crossing on the westbound and eastbound approaches and continue for 400 metres past the level crossing for westbound traffic and 200 metres past the crossing for eastbound traffic.
“New signage will be installed on Portland Road to advise motorists of the change and all drivers are advised to slow down in the area,” the spokesperson said.
Members of the community can sign up to receive the latest updates on permanent speed limit changes in their nominated area and to have their say on speed limits.
For more information visit https://www.saferroadsnsw.com.au.