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Safety first on Derry-Londonderry line

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Safety first on Derry-Londonderry line thumbnailTranslink’s Rail Crossing Safety Co-ordinator Keith Pollock briefs crossing user Adrian Barr from Ballykelly on the safety aspects of increased train frequency as a result of the enhanced hourly timetable which came into effect on the Derry~Londonderry to

TRANSLINK'S new hourly rail timetable between Belfast and Derry~Londonderry began this week.
The new timetable, which started on Sunday (July 2), will provide for 16 daily weekday services each way between Belfast and Derry ~ Londonderry.
Translink's Level Crossing Risk Co-ordinator Keith Pollock said: "I would urge drivers and pedestrians who use level crossings to be extra vigilant as there will be more trains passing each day.
“It is crucial to only cross the tracks when it is safe to do so and to follow the rules relating to the specific crossing.
“Pedestrians crossing with young children, dogs or bikes should take extra care before crossing the tracks; cross quickly and never stop on the crossing."
Keith added: "We have erected signs at private crossings between Coleraine and Derry~Londonderry to inform people about the additional trains using the line.
“NI Railways monitors the use of crossings across Northern Ireland and anyone, whether drivers, cyclists or pedestrians caught crossing incorrectly could face prosecution.
“In addition, we would remind people that it is extremely dangerous to trespass on the railway."

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