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Level Crossings: Accidents

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents occurred at railway level crossings in each of the last five years; and how many of those were due to (a) signal failure and (b) (i) pedestrians and (ii) vehicles on the line. (126469)

Statistics on accidents at level crossings and their causes are given in the annual reports on railway safety, now produced by the Office of Rail Regulation and previously by the Health and Safety Executive. Copies are available in the House Library.

The Rail Safety and Standards Board have estimated that 96 per cent. of the risk at level crossings is due to the behaviour of crossing users.