Trains have the right of way at rail level crossings.
Trains are fast and quiet and can come from either your left or your right side – 24 hours a day. It's difficult to judge the speed and distance of approaching trains.
You can also report a fault or incident to the National Rail Safety Regulator.
Tips for safe crossing of railway tracks
Stop, look and listen before you cross a rail level crossing.
Obey all stop and give way signs.
Obey all warning signs when lights are flashing and booms gates are down - don't cross the track until the lights have stopped flashing.
Only cross the tracks at designated rail level crossings.
For more information on rail safety go to the National Rail Safety Regulator website.
Last updated: 16 March 2015
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