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Title: Level crossings
Post by: Whistleblower on November 08, 2011, 06:25:13 pm

Twice this week Iíve seen 2 ambulances held up by the level crossings, is it just me or do we seem to have to wait a unnecessarily long time for the crossings to open ?


Title: Re: Level crossings
Post by: yetion1 on November 09, 2011, 08:19:15 pm
Got talking to a guy about this the other week. He came up with a suggestion that the stations were the wrong way around. Aparently if the stations were the other side to what they are now then there would be less delays as the train would close the crossing as it set off. Sounds alot better to me. What do you think? ;D


Title: Re: Level crossings
Post by: Whistleblower on November 10, 2011, 07:37:56 pm
Does make sense  :)


Title: Re: Level crossings
Post by: Paul on November 19, 2011, 07:28:38 pm
after i read this post last week i thought the idea sounded good. after i have been stopped in trafic three time this week at the crossings and actualy thought about the idea it could be a great idea. has anyone looked in to this at all do you know?


Title: Re: Level crossings
Post by: fevborn on November 19, 2011, 09:09:38 pm
The Wakefield platform at Streethouse is able to utilise this set-up but doesn't. The crossings still close before the train arrives. Maybe it's for safety reasons i.e. a train overshooting the station with the gates still open for road traffic.


Title: Re: Level crossings
Post by: Forkhandles on November 20, 2011, 09:41:43 am
Spot on fevborn,thats what i've been thinking ;D