Crossing Type: Public Footpath Crossing with Whistleboards
Location: Needham Market CP
Postcode: IP6 8DX
Distance: 77 miles 64 chains
Individual risk rating:
Collective risk rating:
3 (Very High)
Last assessment: April 2020
Next assessment due: July 2020
Types of trains: Passenger & Freight
Line speed: 100
Trains per day: 256
59 Pedestrians or Cyclists
Misuse history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Nov-2015), - 2 incidents since.
Near-miss history: 1 incident in year prior to assessment date (Nov-2015), - Nil incidents since.
Accident history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Nov-2015), - Nil incidents since.
Key risk factors:
Low Sighting Time
Large Numbers of Users
Current protection arrangements:
Gates or stiles
Whistle boards provided on the rail approaches - train horn audible warning given (06:00 to 23:59)
County Council Electoral Division: Bosmere
UK Parliament Constituency: Bury St Edmunds
European Region: Eastern
District Council: Mid Suffolk District Council
Civil Parish/community: Needham Market
District Council Ward: Needham Market
County Council: Suffolk County 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.