Gorstan Level Crossing
Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh, Highland
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Latitude: 57.6249 / 57°37'29"N
Longitude: -4.7064 / 4°42'23"W
OS Eastings: 238475
OS Northings: 862659
OS Grid: NH384626
Mapcode National: GBR G8RK.WDZ
Mapcode Global: WH2C6.PM11
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- Name: Gorstan
- Crossing Type: Private User worked Crossing with Telephone
- Location: Highland
- Postcode: IV232PX
- Route: Scotland
- ELR: KYL
- Distance: 12 miles 73 chains
- Individual risk rating:
- Collective risk rating:
- Last assessment: September 2013
- Next assessment due: December 2016
- Types of trains: Passenger & Freight
- Line speed: 45 mph
- Trains per day: 8
- Infrequent Vehicle use
- Infrequent Pedestrian Use
- Misuse history: 1 incident in year prior to assessment date (Sep-2013), - Nil incidents since.
- Near-miss history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Sep-2013), - Nil incidents since.
- Accident history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Sep-2013), - Nil incidents since.
- Key risk factors:
- Sun Glare
- Infrequent Trains
- Low Sighting Time
- 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)
Scottish Parliament Constituency: Caithness, Sutherland and Ross
Unitary Authority: Highland Council
Scottish Parliament Region: Highlands and Islands
UK Parliament Constituency: Ross, Skye and Lochaber
European Region: Scotland
Unitary Authority Ward (UTW): Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh
- 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.