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Member for Flinders Liz Penfold is calling for boom gates or warning lights at the railway crossing on Pine Freezers Road to make it safer for drivers after one vehicle had a close call.
Mrs Penfold has written to Australian Southern Railroad about the issue after the driver contacted her.
However one local business disagrees saying the traffic volumes on the road are not high.
"This matter had been brought to my attention following a Tony's Tuna staff member being very alarmed after not sighting an oncoming train.
"I understand that she was driving a small, relatively low to the ground vehicle and despite stopping and looking, she felt the train was not clearly visible at the time."
Tony's Tuna employee Donna Feltus said tall grass along the tracks meant she had been unable to see a train coming, even when she was stopped and the train had sounded its horn as she proceeded to cross the tracks.
Ms Feltus said the grass had since been cut improving vision along the track but warning lights and a boom gate would make it safer for local traffic.
Mrs Penfold agreed more action was needed.
"I am advised there are currently four trains crossing per day equating to some 1040 crossings annually and as this area of town becomes increasingly more developed and populated more and more people are using the crossing daily."
Mrs Penfold said she expected train crossings would only increase as the local mining industry grew.
Aztec Services has been located on Pine freezers Road for three years and general manager Steve Konitzka said he had never seen an accident at the crossing.
"There would be higher priority areas that would require road safety improvements before that crossing," Mr Konitzka said.
He said the traffic volumes along Pine Freezers Road were not great.
A spokesperson for the Department of Transport said installing flashing lights and bells with or without boom gates was determined on risk assessment of factors such as road and rail vehicle volumes, road and rail vehicle speeds, the number of tracks, the sight distance of drivers on the road and on the tracks and the history of vehicle crashes.
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