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Railways: Level Crossings

Volume 691: debated on Thursday 26 April 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What further proposals they have for enhancing safety at level crossings beyond those measures which have already been enacted or are contained in secondary legislation due to be brought forward. [HL3325]

It is for the level-crossing operator—Network Rail in the majority of cases—to apply such measures as are necessary to reduce risks at individual level crossings. To assist in the discharge of these duties, the Office of Rail Regulation is reviewing and revising its guidance on level crossings to identify and link legal provisions with roles, responsibilities and required action.

There are currently no further proposals for legislative change, though the Government will be keeping the existing policy under review.