Instructions from Network Rail Scotland

MOULINEARN PRIVATE LEVEL CROSSING

Moulinearn level crossing is protected by miniature red/green lights and audible warning equipment. Penalties including fines may be imposed by the Courts for improper use of the crossing.

No through road

NO THROUGH ROAD FOR VEHICULAR TRAFFIC

Moulinearn level crossing is PRIVATE and may only be used by authorised users. Members of the public are not entitled to use this crossing. Authorised users are permanent residents of Moulinearn and land/property owners. Authorised users are responsible for ensuring any invitees and guests are briefed on how to cross safely. Invitees and guests include salmon fishing permit holders. 

HOW THE CROSSING WORKS

The miniature red/green lights are operated automatically by the approach of trains. The green lights will normally show and they will change to red when a train approaches. When the red lights show a train can reach the crossing in 40 seconds. An audible alarm will also sound when the red lights show.

Buttons are provided for raising and lowering the crossing barriers. Please note that these barriers can still be raised when the red light is illuminated and a train is approaching. Before you cross, you must ALWAYS re-check that the GREEN light is still showing after you have raised the barriers.

Traffic lights
Instructions

WHAT YOU WILL SEE

The Highway Code paragraphs 267, 269, 270 & 272 gives further information.

Failure to comply with paragraphs 267 & 269 is a criminal offence. The Highway Code states “You may be fined, given penalty points on your licence or be disqualified from driving. In the most serious cases you may be sent to prison”.

Paragraph 267 includes rules on when and how you must use the telephone.

Paragraph 269 includes rules stating you must not cross when the red light is showing, it also includes a requirement that you should always lower the barriers when you are clear of the crossing.

WHAT TO DO AT THE CROSSING

  • What to do at the crossing
  • Cross only when the GREEN light shows and the audible warning is not sounding
  • DO NOT CROSS WHEN THE RED LIGHT SHOWS
  • If the red lights stays on after the train passes telephone the crossing operator (signaller)
  • If no lights show telephone the crossing operator (signaller)
  • Do not rely on the audible warning if there are no lights showing
  • Always cross quickly, do not stop on the crossing. If the red light comes on while you are on the crossing, keep going until you are clear
Vehicle Crossing with vehicles

 

  • Raise the barrier FULLY
  • Always check the GREEN light is still showing after you have raised the barriers and before starting to cross
  • Do not cross in convoy with other vehicles. Before you cross, you must always STOP and check that the GREEN light is still showing
  • Always lower the barriers after every use (low level buttons are provided at the roadside & can be operated from the driver’s position after crossing)
Pedestrians Pedestrians

 

   

  • Always check the GREEN light is still showing before you open the gate
  • Always cross via the wicket gate
  • Keep children with you at all times
  • Dogs should be kept on a short leash
  • Switch off personal stereo equipment as your hearing and concentration could be impaired

BREAKDOWNS

If your vehicle breaks down or stalls on the crossing and cannot be restarted immediately:

  1. Get yourself and your passengers out of the vehicle and clear of the crossing
  2. Use the telephone to quickly tell the crossing operator (signaller) what has happened. If he says that no train is coming, try to get your vehicle off the crossing. Contact the crossing operator (signaller) when the crossing is clear.
  3. If the audible warning begins and the lights change to Red while your vehicle is on the crossing, get everyone clear of the railway tracks
phone

REMEMBER : USE THE TELEPHONE

  • When no light is showing
  • To report an emergency or any malfunction
  • If you need to cross with a large vehicle or animals
  • To report any mis-use or incident

REPORTING INCORRECT OPERATION OR MIS-USE

To help us to ensure the crossing continues to work correctly, or to report any mis-use of the crossing, such as barriers being left up, please contact us. Please give us your contact details so we can get in touch with you if necessary.

If you wish to contact Network Rail concerning the level crossing, you may use the telephone at the level crossing, alternatively contact the Network Rail National Helpline on 08457 11 414

Network Rail improved level crossing guide click here . . .