Ballach Level Crossing
North, West and Central Sutherland, Highland
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Latitude: 58.314 / 58°18'50"N
Longitude: -3.915 / 3°54'53"W
OS Eastings: 287906
OS Northings: 937759
OS Grid: NC879377
Mapcode National: GBR J6PR.KDC
Mapcode Global: WH4BK.T9X7
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- Name: Ballach
- Crossing Type: Private User worked Crossing with Telephone
- Location: Highland
- Postcode: KW116UB
- Route: Scotland
- ELR: WCK
- Distance: 122 miles 30 chains
- Individual risk rating:
- Collective risk rating:
- Last assessment: August 2014
- Next assessment due: November 2017
- Types of trains: Passenger & Freight
- Line speed: 55 mph
- Trains per day: 9
- Infrequent Vehicle use
- Infrequent Pedestrian Use
- Misuse history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Aug-2014), - Nil incidents since.
- Near-miss history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Aug-2014), - Nil incidents since.
- Accident history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Aug-2014), - Nil incidents since.
- Key risk factors:
- Low Sighting Time
- Infrequent Trains
- Sun Glare
- Current protection arrangements:
- Telephones provided for vehicle users
- Whistle boards provided on the rail approaches - train horn audible warning given (07:00 to 23:00)
UK Parliament Constituency: Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Scottish Parliament Constituency: Caithness, Sutherland and Ross
Unitary Authority: Highland Council
Scottish Parliament Region: Highlands and Islands
Unitary Authority Ward (UTW): North, West and Central Sutherland
European Region: Scotland
- 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.