New campaign to highlight dangers of rail crossings

A stark television advert showing the dangers of not paying attention at level crossings is being launched today by Network Rail.

The shocking advert wants to highlight the dangers of level crossings Credit: Network Rail

The advert shows a family playing I Spy in the countryside, with the daughter suddenly realising she is on the tracks with a train bearing down on her.

Network Rail hopes the message "See track, think train" will make people aware that despite being in a quiet, rural setting, paying attention to warning signs can save lives.

More people are killed at footpath crossings than any other type of crossing. NR is spending £130 million on an investment to improve level crossing safety.

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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.