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Something like this happened in the UK once.... | 197 comments | Create New Account
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Something like this happened in the UK once....
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, September 15 2012 @ 07:03 AM EDT
Not at the level crossing on Manor Road, Sheen, next to North Sheen station.
The warning starts at least 1 min, if not nearer 1 min 30 seconds before any
train will cross. I even had to wait there once when the first train to cross
stopped at the station BEFORE crossing the level crossing - that was around 4-5
mins before the first train crossed after the warning started.

The railways want the severest punishments for people who flout and do not stop
at level crossings in their road vehicles, but I don't see the same for train
drivers who commit SPADs (Signals Passed At Danger). I presume the reason for
the early warning is an automatic sensor down the track and the lack of
confidence in the train driver not to commit a SPAD.

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