Birkdale Level Crossing
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Latitude: 53.6342 / 53°38'3"N
Longitude: -3.0143 / 3°0'51"W
OS Eastings: 333028
OS Northings: 415778
OS Grid: SD330157
Mapcode National: GBR 7VDD.6Z
Mapcode Global: WH861.NXT9
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- Name: Birkdale
- Crossing Type: Public Highway Manually Controlled Barriers (locally monitored by CCTV)
- Location: Sefton District (B)
- Postcode: PR8 4AT
- Route: London North West
- ELR: HXS3
- Distance: 17 miles 26 chains
- Individual risk rating:
- Collective risk rating:
2 (Very High)
- Last assessment: May 2020
- Next assessment due: August 2020
- Types of trains: Passenger & Freight
- Line speed: 60
- Trains per day: 146
- 4725 Vehicles
- 2430 Pedestrians or Cyclists
- Misuse history: 1 incident in year prior to assessment date (Aug-2015), - 1 incident since.
- Near-miss history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Aug-2015), - Nil incidents since.
- Accident history: 1 incident in year prior to assessment date (Aug-2015), - Nil incidents since.
- Key risk factors:
- Crossing is Near a Station
- Large Numbers of Users
- Frequent Trains
- Current protection arrangements:
- Train signalling protection
- CCTV monitoring by Signaller
- Road traffic light signals
- Full barrier equipment
- Audible alarm
Metropolitan District Ward: Duke's
European Region: North West
Metropolitan District: Sefton Borough Council
UK Parliament Constituency: Southport
- 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.