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There are over 6,500 level crossings in Britain. Make sure you are familiar with them.
Barriers cover either the whole road or half the road, there are also warning lights and an alarm. Find out more information on how to use the different types of barrier crossings here.
Gates are on both sides of the railway, staff close them as trains go through. Find out more information on how to use staff operated crossings here.
Gates or barriers are operated by the person using the crossing. These crossings sometimes have telephones and lights. Find out more information on the types of user worked crossings here.
There are no barriers or gates however there are road traffic signs at these crossings. Some also have lights and an alarm. Find out more information on the types of open crossings here.
Stiles or self-closing gates are on both sides of the railway. Some crossings have stop lights. Find out more information on how to use the different types of pedestrian only crossings here.
If a level crossing or any other part of the railway is causing a problem, or if you simply want more information, contact our National Helpline:
08457 11 41 41
If you see anyone misusing a level crossing, please call the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or the police on 999.