Level crossing safety campaign

A new television campaign is being launched by Network Rail today to warn people about the dangers of pedestrian level crossings.

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New campaign highlights dangers

Network Rail has today launched a major new campaign to warn about the dangers of pedestrian level crossings following increasing concerns over safety.

The crossings are accessed across fields and footpaths and have been criticised for a lack of warning lights and safety signs.

The company is currently being taken to court by the husband of Julia Canning, 55, who was killed at Fairfield footpath and bridleway crossing, near Little Bedwyn, Wiltshire, in 2009.

The mother-of-three was struck by a First Great Western service travelling on the main London to Bristol line .

Network Rail has already been fined £300,000 for health and safety breaches and her family are now seeking £600,000 compensation.

The company have now made changes to the crossing and insists that it is safe.

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