Patrols watch Cleghorn Crossing in week of action

Busy crossing...Cleghorn sees local trains and inter-city expresses hurtling through
Busy crossing...Cleghorn sees local trains and inter-city expresses hurtling through

BRITISH Transport Police and Network Rail staff will be monitoring Cleghorn level crossing in a week of action because motorists and pedestrians are still risking their lives and those of other road and rail users at such crossings.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers will be carrying out additional high-visibility patrols at a number of locations during a week of action which started today, Monday, 2 February 2015.

‘Operation Look’ will see BTP joined by Network Rail in an awareness campaign - which is backed by motoring organisations, the RAC and the AA.

During 2014, 337 motorists failed to obey warning lights or lowering barriers at level crossings in Scotland.

Inspector Becky Warren said: “All too often people get into the habit of taking risks at crossings and our message is simple. Use crossings safely.

For more on this, see Wednesday’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.