Archive for October, 2009

Improvements ordered after 2007 rail crash not yet fulfilled – Herald Scotland | News | Transport & Environment

October 1, 2009

Improvements ordered after 2007 rail crash not yet fulfilled – Herald Scotland | News | Transport & Environment:

“Network Rail said that there was no indication that the crossing in Halkirk, Caithness, was not functioning properly at the time of the accident.

The unmanned crossing is governed by a warning lighting system, which changes from flashing orange to flashing red roughly 30 seconds before a train is due to pass. One resident who lives close to the level crossing said, that on Tuesday afternoon, he heard the loud klaxon sound which indicates an oncoming train – and then the loud bang of the crash.”

Oh dear. If this is true these people drove straight into the path of a train through a correctly functioning crossing. That’s obviously the railway’s fault…