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One dead as Dutch train hits crane at Dalfsen
The BBC reports that a passenger train has derailed near the Dutch town of Dalfsen, leaving one person dead, officials say.The train hit a crane on a crossing, tilted over and went into a field, leaving several carriages lying on their sides.Residents said the crane had been crossing the...
Rail safety warning as crossing users seen taking selfies and lying on the track
A stark warning has been issued after CCTV captured eight incidents of dangerous behaviour in a single day on a rural railway crossing in Derbyshire.Video footage at Matlock Bath station caught adults and children taking selfies, talking on the phone while walking along the line and even sitting...
Students in the east of England targeted in new level crossing safety campaign
A new campaign has been launched encouraging students in the east of England to take care at level crossings as it is revealed that 430 young people in the region were involved in a near miss with a train at a level crossing in the past five years.The campaign come as thousands of young people...
Residents invited to drop-in event about plans to replace Ufton Nervet level crossing with a bridge
Members of the public are invited to attend a drop-in event to find out more about Network Rail’s plans to replace Ufton Nervet level crossing with a bridge.The event will take place between 3pm and 8pm on Tuesday 21 April at Sulhamstead village hall in Sulhamstead. Members of the Network Rail...
Rail-crossing rules updated to reduce collisions risk (Canada)
from:http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/rail-crossing-rules-updated-to-reduce-collisions-risk-1.2153388Rail-crossing rules updated to reduce collisions riskAn OC Transpo bus sits where it collided with a Via Rail train during the morning commute September 18, 2013 in Ottawa. The federal government has...
Network Rail reminds farmers and farmworkers of the importance of level crossings safety
Network Rail is reminding farmers and farmworkers of the importance of level crossings safety as they gather their crops this harvest. There are hundreds of user-worked crossings on farmland in Britain, which see a marked increase in traffic during the harvest season. Figures collated over the...
Have your say: East Coast Main Line level crossings
 Thursday 16 Jan 2014Cardells level crossingPeople who live near the south end of the East Coast Main Line (ECML) are being encouraged to come and find out more about Network Rail’s plans for level crossings in their area.The company is carrying out an extensive consultation to help inform...
Professional drivers targeted in latest level crossing safety campaign
Motorists who drive for a living are being targeted in the latest campaign to raise awareness about level crossing safety.Network Rail has launched ‘the most important stop of the day’ programme aimed at reducing the number of incidents at level crossings involving professional drivers.Level...
Network Rail apologises to families over level crossing deaths
Network Rail has offered a "full and unreserved apology" to families bereaved by level crossing accidents.Chief executive Mark Carne apologised for "failings" in managing public safety and for "failing to deal sensitively" with affected families.Since 2010 the risk at level crossings has been...
Union Pacific Railroad Trains Alert Drivers during Sugar Cane Season
Union Pacific Railroad engineers will begin sounding train whistles at all railroad crossings between Livonia and Avondale during sugar cane season, an effort that resulted in zero collisions involving trains and sugar cane trucks last year. The precautionary measure begins October 1 and...

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