ORR welcomes proposals for reform of level crossings law

25 September 2013

The Law Commission for England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission today published a joint report which sets out plans to modernise, simplify and clarify the law governing level crossings.

Welcoming the report, Ian Prosser, Director of Railway Safety at the Office of Rail Regulation, said:

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) welcomes the Law Commissions' proposals to modernise level crossing legislation, which will cut red-tape and make it easier for high-risk crossings to be closed. Great Britain's level crossings, although among the safest in Europe, pose a significant rail safety risk to the public. That is why we have announced millions of pounds' worth of extra funds to close or upgrade level crossings over the next five years, and will work to support implementation of improved level crossing laws.

To read the report in full visit: http://lawcommission.justice.gov.uk/news/level-crossings.htm