Benches Lane Level Crossing
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Latitude: 51.174 / 51°10'26"N
Longitude: 0.5138 / 0°30'49"E
OS Eastings: 575820
OS Northings: 144646
OS Grid: TQ758446
Mapcode National: GBR PSC.BQP
Mapcode Global: VHJMS.VRHC
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- Name: Benches Lane
- Crossing Type: Public Footpath Crossing
- Location: Marden CP
- Postcode: TN129LE
- Route: Kent
- ELR: XTD
- Distance: 40 miles 20 chains
- Individual risk rating:
- Collective risk rating:
- Last assessment: October 2014
- Next assessment due: January 2017
- Types of trains: Passenger & Freight
- Line speed: 100 mph
- Trains per day: 102
- 4 Pedestrians or Cyclists
- Misuse history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Oct-2014), - 1 incident since.
- Near-miss history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Oct-2014), - Nil incidents since.
- Accident history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Oct-2014), - Nil incidents since.
- Key risk factors:
- Current protection arrangements:
- Whistle boards provided on the rail approaches - train horn audible warning given (07:00 to 23:00)
County Council: Kent County Council
UK Parliament Constituency: Maidstone and The Weald
District Council: Maidstone Borough Council
County Council Electoral Division: Maidstone Rural West
Civil Parish/community: Marden
District Council Ward: Marden and Yalding
European Region: South East
- 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.