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Translink promotes safe use of level crossings in Cullybackey


Constable Chris Meehan, Translink’s Level Crossing Risk Manager Keith Pollock, Level Crossing Risk Co-ordinator David Carson and PSNI Chief Inspector Graham Dodds MBE met Norman Mellon and his dog Honey.

Translink’s Network Assurance and Safety Team has visited Cullybackey to issue information and advice around the safe use of level crossings.


Level Crossing Risk Manager Keith Pollock and Level Crossing Risk Co-ordinator David Carson have met motorists, cyclists and pedestrians in Cullybackey, explaining the safe use of public road level crossings, supported by the PSNI.



Translink’s Level Crossing Risk Co-Ordinator David Carson, PSNI Chief Inspector Graham Dodds MBE and Translink’s Level Crossing Risk Manager Keith Pollock chatted to Essen Sheils and her daughter Bella-Marie Shiels.

Their visit came ahead of the International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD), on Thursday 9th June.


The team has been explaining the importance of compliance with road signs and signals in order to cross safely and prevent collisions arising due to misuse or inappropriate behaviour, potentially endangering their lives and those of train passengers, crew and other users.



The International Union of Railways, UIC, reports that over one third of railway incidents are connected to level crossings.*


Translink’s Level Crossing Risk Co-ordinator David Carson and PSNI Chief Inspector Graham Dodds MBE met Robert Steele, Cullybackey.

The focus for this year’s International Level Crossing Awareness Day is aimed at vulnerable road users, including cyclists and pedestrians.


The slogan for ILCAD 2022 is “Don’t put your life at risk, stay away from tracks!”


UIC research has also found that almost 98% of collisions at level crossings are due to failure to comply with traffic laws.

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*From data analysed by UIC relating to over 300,000 crossings (60% of the total estimated crossings in the world).





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