There are around 6,000 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.
Trespassing on the railway is illegal and dangerous. You could be taken to court and face a £1000 fine.
Level crossing data
You can download the latest level crossings data from Our information and data.
Crossing Over film
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.