Pedestrian safety a great concern

Over 500 pedestrian near-misses at Banyo Railway Station over the last few years has prompted State Member for Nudgee, Leanne Linard, to call for Queensland Rail to build a new pedestrian overbridge at the station.

“The number of people risking their lives to cross the tracks is concerning and it will only be a matter of time before someone is injured or killed”, Ms Linard said.

“The issue of a pedestrian overbridge was first raised with me during the election campaign and locals are still raising it as a serious problem”.

“This is a very busy intersection and cars, trains and pedestrians simply don’t mix.

“Therefore, I am calling on the State Government and Queensland Rail to build a new pedestrian overbridge at Banyo Station as a matter of urgency, to ensure the safety of the Banyo community.”

The original timber pedestrian bridge had to be demolished many years ago due to structural safety concerns.

Media Contact – Nudgee Electorate Office, Ph 3638 7100

Background

Pedestrian near misses at Banyo Station totalled 292 in 2013, 202 in 2014 and 45 to date in 2015.

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