Starbeck railway crossing & barrier down time

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Following the article on the British Transport crackdown on unsafe driving on the crossing, we received a number of comments on the down time of the barriers.

Network Rail were contacted and we received the following advice from their Media Relations Manager:-

“Level crossing barriers are essential to protect safety of rail passengers and road users.

Barrier down times are kept to a minimum. Our signallers are aware of the delay to road users and minimise this wherever possible; however, if a train is in the signal section, the barriers must be down.

is the point where trains on each line cross. If one of them is out of sequence and there is safe, sufficient time to allow road users through between trains, the signaller will do so”

The question of an over or  under pass has been around for many years now, but a decision around that would be with the roads/ department rather than Network Rail. It would have a massive impact on Starbeck.

When the barriers are raised for a short time it is the signal operator attempting to allow as many cares through as possible.

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  1. It is daft….i used to work at peugeot and used to get stuck all the time,there needs to be some way over the track,also just before xmas an ambulance was stuck there for over 3 minutes

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