Broom Level Crossing
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Latitude: 50.8175 / 50°49'3"N
Longitude: -2.9576 / 2°57'27"W
OS Eastings: 332639
OS Northings: 102435
OS Grid: ST326024
Mapcode National: GBR M7.XVYX
Mapcode Global: FRA 46PY.3KP
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- Name: Broom
- Crossing Type: Public Highway Automatic Half Barriers
- Location: Thorncombe CP
- Postcode: EX137AY
- Route: Wessex
- ELR: BAE2
- Distance: 141 miles 14 chains
- Individual risk rating:
- Collective risk rating:
- Last assessment: October 2013
- Next assessment due: January 2016
- Types of trains: Passenger & Freight
- Line speed: 85 mph
- Trains per day: 39
- 280 Vehicles
- 8 Pedestrians or Cyclists
- Misuse history: 2 incidents in year prior to assessment date (Oct-2013), - 5 incidents since.
- Near-miss history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Oct-2013), - Nil incidents since.
- Accident history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Oct-2013), - Nil incidents since.
- Key risk factors:
- Deliberate misuse or user error
- Sun Glare
- Current protection arrangements:
- Half barrier equipment
- Road traffic light signals
- Audible alarm
District Council Ward: Broadwindsor
County Council: Dorset County Council
County Council Electoral Division: Marshwood Vale
European Region: South West
Civil Parish/community: Thorncombe
UK Parliament Constituency: West Dorset
District Council: West Dorset District Council
- 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.