Level crossing safety
When using a level crossing, it's important that you ensure your
safety and behave responsibly, as they can be dangerous if they are
not used correctly.
There are over 7,000 level crossings across the UK railway
network. There are several different types of level crossing, but
regardless of which one you use, our safety message remains the
same: be sensible and adhere to warning signs.
Stay safe at level crossings
- As you approach the crossing, be ready to stop behind the white
line if the lights begin to flash.
- Only cross when the barriers are fully raised and the lights go
off, or when you are granted permission by an operator.
- If the red lights keep flashing after a train has passed, wait
– another train is coming.
- If the amber light comes on while you are on the crossing then
you must keep going.
- Never reverse onto or over the level crossing.
- Keep children with you at all times near a level crossing.
- Keep dogs on a lead.
For information about the different types of level crossings and
for educational resources available to download, visit Network
Visit our level crossing misuse page
to find out more about how we tackle this crime.