HC Deb 25 June 1934 vol 291 cc804-5W

asked the Minister of Transport how many accidents have happened on level crossings during the past five years, and in how many and which cases have the railway companies been required to erect bridges to replace level crossings during the same period?


During the five years 1929–1933, inclusive, 66 persons have been reported to have been killed and 129 injured by trains running into pedestrians, vehicles, or obstructions at public carriage road level crossings in Great Britain. In none of these cases has the railway company concerned been required to substitute a bridge for the level crossing, but in the last five years 20 bridges have been erected at level crossings as schemes of road improvements carried out by highway authorities.