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Pedestrians

Only ever cross the railway at a formed pedestrian crossing or at a designated overpass or underpass.

It is illegal to cross the railway tracks at any point other than an official pedestrian crossing.  Keep to the path and always stop, look and listen for trains.   

Remember to:

  • obey the warning signs at the crossing
  • look for trains both ways up and down the tracks
  • only cross if you are sure there are no trains in sight
  • if lights are flashing or bells ringing, this means a train is approaching
  • if there is a pedestrian swing gate, wait until the gate opens fully before entering the crossing

With modern technology it may be hard to hear a train approaching. 

Always remove your headphones and never talk on a mobile phone while around railway tracks.

If a train has passed always check that a train is not coming in the opposite direction. Two tracks means there might be a second train.

Not all pedestrian crossings have lights and bells.

At crossings with only signs it is important to always stop and look both ways for trains.  Wait until the train has passed, and check again both ways before crossing the tracks.

Stay alert, to stay safe.


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