New warning system improves safety at level crossing in Filey: Seadale level crossing

Monday 24 Jul 2017

New warning system improves safety at level crossing in Filey

Route:
London North Eastern & East Midlands

Network Rail has installed a new audible warning system at Seadale level crossing which will alert pedestrians of approaching trains.

Crossing users are required to stop, look and listen for trains before crossing the railway. The newly installed technology will increase safety by providing users with an audible warning which is triggered automatically as a train approaches the crossing. This is an additional warning as trains already sound their horns as they approach the crossing.

The new technology is solar powered, making it environmentally friendly as well as easy to maintain.  

Robert Havercroft, level crossing manager for Network Rail, said: “Safety is our top priority and we are investing more than £100million to improve level crossing safety across Britain as part of our Railway Upgrade plan.

“We know that this crossing is particularly busy during the summer with local residents and visitors from the nearby caravan park using it, so the increased safety measure could not come at a better time.

“The new warning system which we have installed will provide an additional warning that a train is approaching and provide users with a safer path across the railway.”

To find out how to stay safe when using level crossings, visit www.networkrail.co.uk/level-crossings

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