Altgaragan Level Crossing
Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh, Highland
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Latitude: 57.5376 / 57°32'15"N
Longitude: -5.1291 / 5°7'44"W
OS Eastings: 212793
OS Northings: 854040
OS Grid: NH127540
Mapcode National: GBR F8QS.TKL
Mapcode Global: WH1B8.5STY
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- Name: Altgaragan
- Crossing Type: Private User Worked Crossing
- Location: Highland
- Postcode: IV222EQ
- Route: Scotland
- ELR: KYL
- Distance: 31 miles 52 chains
- Individual risk rating:
- Collective risk rating:
- Last assessment: March 2014
- Next assessment due: June 2016
- Types of trains: Passenger & Freight
- Line speed: 45 mph
- Trains per day: 8
- Infrequent Vehicle use
- Infrequent Pedestrian Use
- Misuse history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Mar-2014), - 1 incident since.
- Near-miss history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Mar-2014), - Nil incidents since.
- Accident history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Mar-2014), - Nil incidents since.
- Key risk factors:
- Sun Glare
- Infrequent Trains
- Deliberate misuse or user error
- Low Sighting Time
- Current protection arrangements:
- Whistle boards provided on the rail approaches - train horn audible warning given (07:00 to 23:00)
Scottish Parliament Constituency: Caithness, Sutherland and Ross
Unitary Authority: Highland Council
Scottish Parliament Region: Highlands and Islands
UK Parliament Constituency: Ross, Skye and Lochaber
European Region: Scotland
Unitary Authority Ward (UTW): Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh
- Individual Risk Rating is the risk to invidual users of the crossing.
It is presented as a single letter, with A being the highest risk and M being the lowest.
- Collective Risk Rating is the overall risk of any incident involving any person or vehicle on the crossing,
including train staff and passengers as well as users of the crossing. It is presented as a number, with 1 being the highest risk and 13 being
the lowest. This is the most important rating when prioritising safety measures at level crossings.