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  • Level crossings

  • There are more than 6,100 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 ensure that level crossings are safe and to help people use them correctly.

    User guidance

  • Level crossing lights with train

    Using level crossings ►

    The things we need to think about when using a crossing depend on what type of user we are. Perhaps we usually drive over level crossings or we may be a pedestrian, a cyclist or a horse rider. We take a look at these four examples to explore using level crossings safely.

     
  • Educational resources

  • Primary school

    Primary school kids in classKey Stages 1 and 2 resources for an interactive and thought provoking assembly and lesson plan activities.

    Primary school resources  

    Secondary school

    Secondary school kidsKey Stages 3 and 4 resources for an interactive and thought provoking assembly and lesson plan activities.

    Secondary school resources  

     

    Parents

    Dad with his sonDownload a factsheet explaining how to use level crossings and a guide explaining the dangers around the railway.

    Resources for parents 

     
  • Latest campaign

  • Kids talking

    Rail Life – a campaign for young people ►

    'Rail Life' is a brand new youth initiative created by young people for young people. It will initially focus on level crossing safety but will grow to cover other rail safety issues.

     
  • Safer Crossings newsletter

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

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

    08457 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.