ASLEF today repeated its call for improved safety measures at level crossings.

26 July 2005

The call came after a Central Trains service hit a van on a level crossing in Lincolnshire.

"ASLEF acting general secretary Keith Norman said: 

"This latest incident adds urgency to our call for additional active safety measures at level crossings to ensure that either automatic or driver operated braking is triggered if obstacles remain on the line.

"These measures are needed not only on high speed lines where - as the Ufton Nervet disaster showed - there is the potential for great loss of life and damage but also on slower lines.

ASLEF district organiser Andy Cotogno said 

"This latest incident has claimed the lives of two road users and shows that even on relatively slow running services there are significant dangers to both road users and to drivers."

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