New warning system improves safety at level crossings

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New warning system improves safety at level crossings

A new audible warning system, alerting pedestrians and cyclists of approaching trains has made three footpath level crossings in Cambridgeshire safer.

Network Rail began rolling out the system at 18 level crossings across the Anglia region at the beginning of the year, making the railway safer and more reliable as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan.

The system has been installed at footpath level crossings where the user is required to stop, look and listen for a train before crossing.

When a person arrives at the crossing and a train is approaching, the system reproduces the sound of a train horn. This is an additional warning to complement the real train horn on its approach.

The new system has been installed at the following level crossings in the Cambridgeshire region:

•Soham station, Cambridgeshire

•Clayway, Littleport

•Block Farm, Fordham, Ely

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