ORR supports International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD)

3 June 2014

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In support of the day, Ian Prosser, ORR's Director of Safety said:

Great Britain's level crossings, although among the safest in Europe, pose a significant rail safety risk to the public. ORR wants the industry to keep on making our railways safer which is why we have set aside more than £100 million for Network Rail to close 500 level crossings over the next five years.  Where full closure is not possible we will work with Network Rail, governments,  industry and the public to deliver innovative solutions, for example, implementing new technology to make level crossings safer. Level crossing safety is a top priority for ORR, and our safety inspectors carry out hundreds of level crossing inspections each year.  As we scrutinise the progress of Network Rail over the coming years, we welcome their commitment to greater transparency, public information and guidance on level crossings – something which will help improve safety standards.

You can read more about ORRs approach to level crossings on our website at and you can find out more about International Level Crossing Awareness Day on the ILCAD website at