level crossing


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level crossing

Brit a point at which a railway and a road cross, esp one with barriers that close the road when a train is scheduled to pass
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The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with vital upgrades to the Cranbourne line, with works to remove the remaining level crossings and duplicate track starting next year.
Serpentine Avenue, Sydney Parade and Lansdowne Road level crossings are also regularly struck.
Level crossing route asset manager at Network Rail, Mark Brunnen, said: "These cameras are a proven deterrent to improve safety and discourage motorists from taking unnecessary risks when crossing the railway.
The Level Crossing Gatemen will be subjected to tests on their working knowledge.
He said that level crossings were responsibility of district government and the Punjab government, adding that various requisitions had been sent to quarters concerned for the upgradation of level crossings.
A spokesman said: "At around 11.56am on Friday, August 17, a passenger train passed over a user-worked level crossing, near Bagillt, North Wales, shortly after a user with a heavy goods vehicle had completed using the crossing.
Earlier this month, a bus driver who jumped level crossing warning lights at Gaerwen received a 26 weeks suspended jail term from JPs who warned his actions were "potentially catastrophic".
"There are no excuses for attempting to use level crossing when the lowering sequence is active -- it's not just potential criminal proceedings that you're risking, it's also your life."
To a question, he said that Punjab government had released Rs 610 million and Pakistan Railways upgraded 75 level crossings.
The worrying trend comes as a quarter of UK adults admit they don't know the guidance around how to use a level crossing safely.
The official claimed the level crossing was being used only by sugar mills and was monitored by Dera Nawab Sahib railway permanent way inspector.