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Timetables and travel
Our Railway's Future
Types of crossing
Sat nav alerts
Gated crossing operated by staff
User worked crossings
There are more than 6,500 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.
Ranging from full barrier crossings to ones that have no barriers at all. These guides will show you how to stay safe on crossings, giving you a detailed breakdown of the different types of level crossings in Britain.
Key Stages 1 and 2 resources for an interactive and thought provoking assembly and lesson plan activities.
Primary school resources
Key Stages 3 and 4 resources for an interactive and thought provoking assembly and lesson plan activities.
Secondary school resources
Download a factsheet explaining how to use level crossings and a guide explaining the dangers around the railway.
Resources for parents
'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.