Cyclist escapes death on unguarded train level crossing


ProRail is engaged in a battle to lift all unguarded crossings in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, this sometimes takes a long time in connection with all kinds of conversations that have to be conducted behind the scenes, for example with local residents, municipalities, provinces and other parties that have an interest in such a level crossing. Often others want to keep an unguarded crossing, because it is an important crossing for them. A frequently heard argument for maintaining this kind of consideration is that people 'can look after themselves'. Unfortunately, we see other signals in practice, as can be seen here on the video. ProRail does not consider the best level crossing and continues the battle.

Credit: ProRail