Level crossings

There are over 7,000 level crossings across the UK railway network.

There are several different types of level crossing. Our safety message remains the same regardless of which one you use. Be sensible and adhere to warning signs.


Level crossings with BTP officer

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.

Contact Us

To report a crime or incident, call

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or text 61016

In an emergency call 999

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