Using level crossings safely

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This page provides guidance and links on using level crossings safely.

In all cases, the best way to reduce risk is to use the crossing safely and to follow any instructions that are displayed at the crossing.

We have recently worked with Network Rail and the Heritage Railway Association to produce improved guidance for users of level crossings. The guidance is based on the user – pedestrian, driver, cyclist or horse rider - rather than the type of level crossing they may come across as in previous user guidance.

We also have specific guidance for using level crossings on farms and for businesses whose employees may need to cross the railway to make sure that they recognise and manage the risks.

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