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Latitude: 51.1718 / 51°10'18"N
Longitude: 0.5468 / 0°32'48"E
OS Eastings: 578137
OS Northings: 144476
OS Grid: TQ781444
Mapcode National: GBR PSF.F2N
Mapcode Global: VHJMT.FTF2
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- Name: New Town
- Crossing Type: Public Footpath Crossing
- Location: Staplehurst CP
- Postcode: TN120RA
- Route: Kent
- ELR: XTD
- Distance: 41 miles 55 chains
- Individual risk rating:
- Collective risk rating:
- Last assessment: May 2015
- Next assessment due: August 2017
- Types of trains: Passenger & Freight
- Line speed: 100 mph
- Trains per day: 112
- 27 Pedestrians or Cyclists
- Misuse history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (May-2015), - 1 incident since.
- Near-miss history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (May-2015), - Nil incidents since.
- Accident history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (May-2015), - Nil incidents since.
- Key risk factors:
- Large Numbers of users
- Frequent Trains
- Current protection arrangements:
- Whistle boards provided on the rail approaches - train horn audible warning given (07:00 to 23:00)
County Council: Kent County Council
UK Parliament Constituency: Maidstone and The Weald
District Council: Maidstone Borough Council
County Council Electoral Division: Maidstone Rural South
European Region: South East
Civil Parish/community: Staplehurst
District Council Ward: Staplehurst
- 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.