Oats Street level crossing in Carlisle was recognised as one of four crossings to remove as part of METRONET.
Initial options analysis of the level crossing removal found that potential solutions would impact on the broader area, including neighbouring level crossings at Mint Street and Welshpool Road, and removing them as a package would be more efficient.
Based on this, the study area for the Oats Street Level Crossing Removal will now include Mint Street, Oats Street and Welshpool Road level crossings, as well as potential impacts to Carlisle, Oats Street and Welshpool stations.
The 2019/20 State Budget identified $415 million towards the removal of these level crossings. The planning process will confirm the solution and scope of investment required to build it.