- Video report by Jon Hill
Network Rail and the British Transport Police (BTP) are warning cyclists to use level crossings safely after CCTV footage shows a cyclist in a horrifying near-miss with a train.
The shocking incident occurred at Ducketts level crossing in Pudsey, Leeds last summer.
The busy crossing sits on the line between Leeds and Bradford Interchange which sees 127 trains per day traveling at speeds of up to 60mph.
The crossing is one of the highest risk crossings in the area and although Britain's level crossings are among the safest in the world, hundreds of incidents and near misses occur every year.
As well as the near-fatal incident with the cyclist shown in the CCTV, other incidents include the phones at the crossing being left off the hook and the crossing gates being left open, which could allow children and animals to wander onto the line and be struck by trains.
In addition to endangering lives, every incident delays passengers.
For advice on how to stay safe using level crossings click here