Two options for removing the Wharf Street level crossing are being considered, the closure of the level crossing or elevating the rail. Both are viable solutions, however elevation has additional cost considerations including rebuilding Queens Park Station.
Previous work, including the City of Canning’s current Queens Park Local Structure Plan, considers the potential for Wharf Street to close to ease traffic congestion created by the level crossing. Closure is a viable option with alternative crossings at Hamilton, Williams, and Gerard streets, and no land reserved for a road over rail solution. Now we are planning for elevated rail on the inner Armadale line, both options are being investigated.