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  • Level crossings

  • There are more than 6,300 level crossings in Britain. Every day they save thousands of lives by protecting us from one of the busiest rail networks in the world. We invest in a wide-ranging programme, working with national and local organisations, to make level crossings safer and to help people use them correctly.

  • The following film, for ages 12 and over, was filmed at the school attended by Olivia Bazlinton and Charlotte Thompson, who were killed at a level crossing in Elsenham in 2005. It shows the dangers at level crossings and features an interview with Tina Hughes MBE, mother of Olivia Bazlinton.

  • How to use level crossings safely

  • Driver

    Driver iconGuidance for driving over level crossings

    Level crossings for drivers  


    Pedestrian iconGuidance for pedestrians at level crossings

    Level crossings for pedestrians  



    Cyclist iconGuidance for cycling over level crossings

    Level crossings for cyclists

    Horse rider

    Horse rider iconGuidance for horse riders at level crossings.

    Level crossings for horse riders

  • Educational resources

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    Resources for teachers and parents ►

    Educational resources developed with teachers and pupils about electrification on the railway, level crossings and railway safety.

  • Search

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    Level crossing search ►

    Information about all our level crossings including type, location, number of trains per day, line-speed and risk assessments.

  • Sat nav alerts

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    Get alerts on your Garmin sat nav ►

    If you have a Garmin sat nav, you can now get an audio warning and an on-screen ‘X’ when you approach a level crossing.

  • Our safety initiatives

    Find out what we're doing to keep the railway safe.

  • Contact us

    If a level crossing or any part of the railway is causing a problem or you want information, email us or call:

    03457 11 41 41

    If you see anyone deliberately misusing a crossing, please call the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or the Police on 999.

  • Safer Crossings newsletter

    Safer Level Crossings coverNewsletter about our level crossing safety improvement programme. For national and international stakeholders and employees.
  • Volunteers wanted

    Join our campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of level crossings and help change behaviour.