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Level Crossings

Volume 172: debated on Thursday 17 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the number of gated railway crossings with (a) automatic barriers and (b) controlled barriers and the number of (i) reported accidents and (ii) fatal accidents for each year from 1981 to the latest available date.

Level crossings may be provided with gates, which are manually operated, or with barriers which are either manually operated, or operated automatically by an approaching train. There are no gated crossings with automatic barriers. The table shows the number of level crossings with (a) manned gates (MG), (b) manually operated barriers (MCB), (c) manually operated barriers with CCTV surveillance (MCB/CCTV), (d) automatic half barriers (AHB) and (e) automatic half barriers with local monitoring (ABCL), in operation in the period 1981 to 1988. The table also shows total numbers of accidents and numbers of fatalities included in those totals, during the same period.

Type

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

ABCL1
Number of accidents
Number of fatalities