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NR is­sues another level cross­ing plea

- Railways · Transportation · Industries · Network Rail Route 18 · Evergreen 3 · Princes Risborough · Rhys Evans

Net­work Rail and Chiltern Rail­ways have is­sued a joint plea for users of the Ridge­way Path level cross­ing near Princes Ris­bor­ough to use it safely.

It fol­lows a near miss when a jog­ger wear­ing head­phones used the cross­ing with­out look­ing, as a train was ap­proach­ing on Novem­ber 6.

NR Level Cross­ing Man­ager Rhys Evans said: “The dif­fer­ence of just a few sec­onds could have led to tragedy for this level cross­ing user. No mat­ter how well you think you know a cross­ing, all users must stop, look and lis­ten ev­ery sin­gle time they cross the rail­way. Ad­di­tion­ally, you must al­ways re­move head­phones when us­ing a level cross­ing.

“It would be easy to be­lieve that level cross­ings in more ru­ral ar­eas would be less dan­ger­ous, but all cross­ings must be ap­proached with the same cau­tion. Users must avoid dis­trac­tions and con­cen­trate on cross­ing the rail­way safely.”

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