The Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls says the Government is yet to decide whether it will keep operating rail lines in the Wheatbelt.
The Farmers Federation of WA has presented Mr Grylls with a petition containing almost 3,000 signatures demanding the government reconsider its decision to close parts of the network.
The president of the Merredin zone Ian Lane says more than 60,000 extra truck movements will be needed as a result of the closure and that will increase the risk faced by other road users.
Mr Lane says the Government must immediately reconsider its decision.
“We intend to drive home our point to the Government that it is not just grain farmers who will be affected by this. It will be the St John ambulance, the fire brigade.
“All of these people who commit their time in the bush voluntarily will be under extreme pressure.”
Mr Grylls says he welcomes the farmers’ input and will raise their concerns in parliament.
“The real question and challenge for the government is where do you get this value for the investment, is it on the rail, is it on the road?
“That work is being done and the decision of the Government will be made.”