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Lancashire Rail Crossing Users Must Use Rail Crossing Properly

Lancashire Rail Crossing Users Must Use Rail Crossing Properly

As part of Network Rail’s overwhelming desire to upgrade the railway stations and network areas around the country that are currently lacking in the safety and security measures that all rail stations ought to require, a caution has been issued to travelers around Ormskirk and Hoscar in Lancashire to please use the level crossing wisely.

The site itself of numerous drivers and travelers on foot not using the barriers properly and putting the safety of other commuters at risk is not an unusual sight at Hoscar. Luckily for Hoscar level crossing, the driver controlling the incoming train was thankfully able to alert the appropriate authorities of the safety precautions that were being violated by vehicle drivers and walkers, but it is clear that people must be respectful of the barrier rules that have been put in place. Indeed, it is evident that a lot of these rules are not sufficiently upheld by members of the public, some of whom feel that they can risk themselves to run across or jump it with their vehicles. Of course, the resulting danger of entrapment is not only a health and safety issue for the person stuck on the rails, but is also equally dangerous to the train driver and passengers on board the trains coming in and out of Lancashire.

Network Rail have made it clear in the past that more needs to be done from passengers and commuters to respect the fact that they cannot afford to put their health and safety at risk as it could result in disaster not merely for themselves but for others around them. Lucy Chadderton of Network Rail sympathizes with the frustrations of some travelers who find the rail crossings too slow, yet she insists that this has been deliberately arranged in order to preserve the health and safety of as many people as possible and this is something that must be maintained.

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