High­light­ing dan­ger of level cross­ings

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ALEVEL cross­ing safety road­show was held at South­port rail­way sta­tion to heighten aware­ness of the risks posed by level cross­ings and to keep peo­ple safe.

The event was hosted by Net­work Rail, with the sup­port of Merseyrail, Mersey­travel, Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice and the Sa­mar­i­tans.

Sally Ral­ston, cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity man­ager at Merseyrail, said: “We want to keep as many peo­ple safe as pos­si­ble – pas­sen­gers as well as car driv­ers – and re­mind them of the dan­ger of lev­el­cross­ings.’

“This is the first of a se­ries of projects de­signed to pro­mote safety at level cross­ings and we are hop­ing to work closely with lo­cal schools on some fur­ther projects later in the year.”

Nick Jor­dan, com­mu­nity safety man­ager from Net­work Rail, said: “Fri­day was a great start to our level cross­ing safety road­show.

“We were able to speak to hun­dreds of peo­ple at South­port sta­tion.

“Be­ing dis­tracted or rush­ing when us­ing a level cross­ing can mean that peo­ple don’t pay enough at­ten­tion, which can put them at risk.

“Th­ese events are a great way to re­mind peo­ple how to stay safe on the rail­way.

“We look for­ward to work­ing with our in­dus­try part­ners again in the fu­ture at sim­i­lar events.”

Sally added: “We want to hold the events on busy days as this is such an im­por­tant mes­sage and we want to reach as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble.”

The event took place on Fri­day, August 18 as part of a new cam­paign be­ing rolled out across the Liver­pool City Re­gion.

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An­drew David­son

Vis­i­tors at the level cross­ing safety road­show held at South­port sta­tion

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