freebrickproductions wrote:TrickyMario7654 wrote:I've seen your video on the new signals at Clifton. I'm confused as to why they replaced the additional warning signals on the other side of the road. Wouldn't of been cheaper to just keep them and replace the ones were the gates are meant to go in? They've done it in Victoria on a few occasions.
Probably got a budget to "justify". Some government agencies operate on a "use it or loose it" budget, where they have to use every cent in their budget within that fiscal year or else it gets cut to what they spend in the next one.
That wouldn't surprise me, Sydney Trains have copped criticism in the past for building some infrastructure to "gold plated" standards. I really don't know how the installation of gates at Clifton can be justified (apart from using up the budget), it's a very quiet road which is only used as access for a few houses further up the hill. It's a dead end road so nobody else really goes up there and I've never heard of any accidents at the crossing. On both days when I was filming I never saw any vehicles use the crossing, for a couple of the shots I actually had my tripod set up in the middle of the road! At least they spent some money using decent e-bells, WCH would be my favourite out of all the e-bells currently on the market.