Level crossings, infrastructure and vehicles

Railway infrastructure consists primarily of the tracks, formation and supporting structures (bridges, viaducts and tunnels), stations and electrified lines. Signalling and train control equipment also form part of the infrastructure. 

Under health and safety law, we have powers of investigation and enforcement to ensure that railway operators are controlling risks posed by rolling stock operations and infrastructure, so far as is reasonably practicable.

Level crossings

This page gives general information on level crossings and our current policies.

Rail/road interface sites

Road rail interface programme of risk reduction as a result of the Great Heck train crash on 28 February 2001 in which 10 people were fatally injured.

Signals passed at danger

A signal passed at danger (SPAD) occurs when a train passes a stop signal without authority to do so.

Criminal behaviour

What we do to combat route crime and vandalism on the railway.

Train protection

The use of train protection systems in Britain.

Mark I rolling stock

Use of Mark 1 rolling stock on the railway.