Westford Level Crossing
Tatworth and Forton, Somerset
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Latitude: 50.8349 / 50°50'5"N
Longitude: -2.9431 / 2°56'34"W
OS Eastings: 333686
OS Northings: 104352
OS Grid: ST336043
Mapcode National: GBR M8.WL7C
Mapcode Global: FRA 46QW.P84
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- Name: Westford
- Crossing Type: Private Footpath Crossing
- Location: Tatworth and Forton CP
- Postcode: TA204QT
- Route: Wessex
- ELR: BAE2
- Distance: 139 miles 65 chains
- Individual risk rating:
- Collective risk rating:
- Last assessment: August 2014
- Next assessment due: November 2017
- Types of trains: Passenger & Freight
- Line speed: 85 mph
- Trains per day: 39
- Infrequent Pedestrian Use
- Misuse history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Aug-2014), - Nil incidents since.
- Near-miss history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Aug-2014), - Nil incidents since.
- Accident history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Aug-2014), - Nil incidents since.
- Key risk factors:
- Deliberate misuse or user error
- Sun Glare
- Current protection arrangements:
- Whistle boards provided on the rail approaches - train horn audible warning given (07:00 to 23:00)
County Council Electoral Division: Chard South
County Council: Somerset County Council
District Council: South Somerset District Council
European Region: South West
Civil Parish/community: Tatworth and Forton
District Council Ward: Tatworth and Forton
UK Parliament Constituency: Yeovil
- 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.