Fears of a fatal accident – even when proper safety procedures are followed – have prompted warnings for farmers to take extra care when using unmanned railway crossings. Concern is focused on so-called “user-worked level crossings” on private farmland, where a person wanting to get to the other side of the railway line has to phone for permission and operate two gates themselves before walking or driving across the track. Some 2000 of the UK’s level crossings are user-worked. Because […]