Higher Thorn Level Crossing
Castle Cary, Somerset
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Latitude: 51.0683 / 51°4'5"N
Longitude: -2.5446 / 2°32'40"W
OS Eastings: 361934
OS Northings: 130029
OS Grid: ST619300
Mapcode National: GBR MS.DYZV
Mapcode Global: FRA 56K9.8H3
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- Name: Higher Thorn
- Crossing Type: Public Footpath Crossing
- Location: Castle Cary CP
- Postcode: BA7 7NT
- Route: Wessex
- ELR: WEY
- Distance: 132 miles 0 chains
- Individual risk rating:
- Collective risk rating:
11 (Very Low)
- Last assessment: April 2015
- Next assessment due: July 2018
- Types of trains: Passenger & Freight
- Line speed: 75 mph
- Trains per day: 22
- Infrequent Pedestrian Use
- Misuse history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Apr-2015), - Nil incidents since.
- Near-miss history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Apr-2015), - Nil incidents since.
- Accident history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Apr-2015), - Nil incidents since.
- Key risk factors:
- Deliberate misuse or user error
- Sun Glare
- Current protection arrangements:
District Council Ward: Cary
Civil Parish/community: Castle Cary
County Council Electoral Division: Castle Cary
County Council: Somerset County Council
UK Parliament Constituency: Somerton and Frome
District Council: South Somerset District Council
European Region: South West
- 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.