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SOME of the state's deadliest level crossings are not included in a list of 45 locations the Brumby Government has approved for upgrades.
The Government set aside $23 million in its May Budget for public transport safety and regulation, which included the upgrade of 45 railway crossings.
Greens MP Colleen Hartland asked Industry and Trade Minister Theo Theophanous (for the Public Transport Minister) for the location of the upgrades.
She also asked if the crossing at Anderson St, Yarraville, was included: the crossing has seen several dangerous incidents - including a cyclist killed there last year.
It also had its underpass filled in during the 1990s.
Mr Theophanous responded in writing that "the railway crossing upgrade program delivers improvements to the level of active protection at level crossings".
"As the Anderson St level crossing has the maximum level of protection, no upgrade is possible."
Ms Hartland said the list proved the Government was looking in the wrong places to solve the urgent issues at so many level crossings.
"At Yarraville there's been deaths, and the Government is not facing up to the reality. How many deaths do we need before it becomes urgent?"
The notorious crossings at Bungower Rd, Somerville, and Springvale Rd, Nunawading, are not on the list.
Public Transport Users Association president Daniel Bowen said: "Clearly the Government is not doing enough to provide adequate safety at a number of these locations.
"They don't seem to be moving on grade separation, which would remove some of the worst level crossings for good."
Meanwhile, a woman was killed after her motorcycle hit a light pole in Reservoir yesterday.
The woman, 34, died at the scene after her Kawasaki veered off Mahoneys Rd at Campbellfield about 5.40pm.
The death took Victoria's annual road toll to 217, nine more than this time last year.
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