Wednesday 8 Oct 2003


Region & Route:
| Wales & Western: Wales & Borders
| Wales & Western: Western
| Wales & Western
During the rest of October, Network Rail will be distributing information brochures about safe level crossing use, in and around the Shiplake area, near Henley on Thames. Entitled ‘Not a hit or miss affair!’, the brochure will provide advice to the public on how to use automatic open level crossings more safely.  Distributed door to door to local residents, the initiative is being supported by local businesses, pubs, shops, schools and libraries, who have agreed to display both the brochures and posters produced for the campaign. Tony Conn, Network Rail’s Level Crossings Risk Manager said:  “Not only is it an offence to use a crossing when the red light is showing, but it is also endangering lives to do so.” “We hope that these brochures and posters will help to get this message across and make the Shiplake crossing safer.” There have been several near misses at Shiplake crossing in recent years, including two (non-fatal) collisions with trains in the past eighteen months.

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