Sunday, 3 December 2017

Level Crossing Safety update 2017: Network Rail, Tina Hughes, Elsenham

Safeguarding the legacy of Liv and Charlie

By Paul Coleman
The mother of one of two girls killed by a train twelve years ago believes railway level crossings still pose a serious danger to members of the public.

Tina Hughes is the mother of 14-year-old Olivia 'Liv' Bazlinton, who was killed with her friend Charlotte 'Charlie' Thompson, 13, at the Elsenham level crossing on Saturday morning, 3 December 2005.

On the 12th anniversary of the girls’ deaths, Hughes says: “There are still thousands of crossings on the rail network with nothing but ‘stop, look and listen’ signs. That really isn’t good enough.”

Speaking to London Intelligence, Hughes adds: “Although there has been a real change in the way Network Rail manages risk at level crossings since Elsenham, progress on change has slowed significantly in the last few years.”

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© Paul Coleman, London Intelligence, December 2017 

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