Rail safety campaign is heralded a great success

PUBLISHED: 12:45 14 September 2006 | UPDATED: 09:51 31 May 2010

PC Warren Bixby of British Transport Police, Phil Heath of Network Rail hand leaflets to Bonny Haughey, Lil and Nathan Giles-Donovan - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

PC Warren Bixby of British Transport Police, Phil Heath of Network Rail hand leaflets to Bonny Haughey, Lil and Nathan Giles-Donovan - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

NETWORK Rail has heralded its safety campaign at Elsenham Railway Station last week a great success. The awareness campaign involved representatives from Network Rail, British Transport Police, train operator one and the parents of the late Olivia Bazli

NETWORK Rail has heralded its safety campaign at Elsenham Railway Station last week a great success.

The awareness campaign involved representatives from Network Rail, British Transport Police, train operator "one" and the parents of the late Olivia Bazlinton, who was killed at the crossing with her friend Charlotte Thompson last year.

They handed out 500 leaflets with safety advice to rail users.

Network Rail Media Relations Manager, Stuart Buss, said: "The safety campaign at Elsenham went extremely well.

"We were there for two days distributing leaflets and the public were generally very receptive.

"We hope that people will take the leaflets home, read them, take on board the advice they give and use the crossing safely and correctly."

Elsenham Railway Station will soon benefit from a new safety mechanism, said Mr Buss.

For the first time at any station in the country, a voice alarm will indicate when a second train is approaching the crossing.

Other safety measures still being considered for Elsenham include locking the pedestrian gates and installing a footbridge.

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