A new warning system has been introduced to Filey’s level crossing as safety was becoming a concern.
Network Rail has installed a new audible warning system at the crossing at Seadale which will alert pedestrians of approaching trains.
The system is automatically triggered as the train approaches the crossing, which is an additional warning as trains usually sound their horns as they approach.
The new technology is also solar powered, making it easy to maintain as well as being environmentally friendly.
Robert Havercroft, manager at Network Rail, said:
“Safety is our top priority and we are investing more than £100million to improve level crossing safety across Britain as part of our Railway Upgrade plan.
We know that this crossing is particularly busy during the summer with local residents and visitors from the nearby caravan park using it, so the increased safety measure could not come at a better time.
The new warning system which we have installed will provide an additional warning that a train is approaching and provide users with a safer path across the railway.”
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