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Railways: Level Crossings

Volume 711: debated on Monday 1 June 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 18 May (WA 272), whether they have received representations from Network Rail about improving safety at railway level crossings since the passage of the Road Safety Act 2006. [HL3901]

The Department for Transport does not keep a log of the representations it receives from individual organisations on specific issues outside of formal consultation exercises.

However, Network Rail is regularly involved in discussions surrounding the safety of level crossings generally and can initiate improvements to level crossing orders under the Level Crossing Act 1983. Such orders, which are necessary when level crossings are installed or upgraded, are assessed against a number of criteria including the safety of all users.