Warning over level crossing risks

An advert showing the dangers of not paying attention at level crossings is being launched today. Network Rail has a £130m investment programme to improve level crossing safety.

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Level crossing statistics

  • Since 1 April 2012 there have been five fatalities at level crossings.
  • Two pedestrians and one cyclist have lost their lives at footpath crossings.
  • Motorists were killed at an automatic half barrier crossing and a user-worked crossing with telephone.
  • More people are killed at footpath crossings than any other type of crossing.
  • Since 2007 there have been 24 fatalities at footpath crossings with 46 in total.

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