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Bereaved mum urges drivers to take care at level crossings

A mum whose young daughter was killed at a level crossing has been in West Yorkshire campaigning for improved awareness among motorists.

Tina Hughes's daughter Olivia was just 14 when she and her friend Charlotte were hit by a train as they crossed a railway line in 2005. Tina has been in Knottingley speaking to motorists about taking more care at level crossings.

The campaign is part of an International Awareness day organised by Network Rail.

Mum campaigns for improved level crossing awareness

Tina Hughes and Network Rail's Darren Lord Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A mum whose young daughter was killed at a level crossing has been in West Yorkshire campaigning for improved awareness among motorists.Tina Hughes's daughter Olivia was just 14 when she and her friend were hit by a train as they crossed a railway line in 2005.

Tina has been in Knottingly to launch Network Rail's awareness day, which is targeting those who drive for a living to take more care at level crossings.

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Lincolnshire mum campaigns for level crossing controls

The mother of a man who was killed on a train line near a level crossing is campaigning for all public footpaths across the railway to be closed.

Donna Dixon's son Declan had been on a night out drinking, when he was hit by a train near Skellingthorpe. Today she handed a petition to Lincolnshire County Council, to try to make it harder to access railway lines, as Kate Hemingway reports.

Level crossing gamblers - caught on CCTV

People in Lincoln are acting "recklessly and dangerously" according to Network Rail - by walking across level crossings in the city centre while the barriers are closing. They've released these pictures showing the number of people crossing when it's not safe.

In one instance - a man is seen lifting the barriers, to run across the tracks. Network Rail is now considering plans to build two bridges over crossings at High Street and Brayford Wharf.

Plans to stop misuse of rail crossings

Man putting himself - and others - in danger at a Lincoln level crossing

A new scheme will tackle misuse of train crossings in Lincolnshire.

Network Rail is developing plans to reduce the risk of injury at High Street and Brayford Wharf level crossings. The company is hoping to build two new footbridges and now wants people to comment.

On June 1 and June 2, Network Rail will host stands at St Marks and at The Waterside in the city centre.

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