Friday, December 04, 2009

ORR update 04/12/09

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has outlined a series of initiatives aimed at reducing the risks of accidents at level crossings.

These include:

- supporting the update of level crossing legislation
- lobbying for an increase to suggested penalties for level crossing misuse by motorists;
- publication of revised guidance on level crossings
- inspection of all 128 automatic open level crossings (AOCLs) during 2010 to ensure that risks are properly managed

Bill Emery, ORR chief executive said that safety was their priority. "We are committed to making our regulation of the railways focused and effective," said Mr Emery, "supporting industry with advice and guidance, and enforcing where appropriate".


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