Kingsknowe Level Crossing
Pentland Hills, Edinburgh
Kingsknowe Level Crossing Location Map
Latitude: 55.9188 / 55°55'7"N
Longitude: -3.265 / 3°15'54"W
OS Eastings: 321034
OS Northings: 670244
OS Grid: NT210702
Mapcode National: GBR 86T.4R
Mapcode Global: WH6SR.THDF
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Crossing Type: Public Highway Manually Controlled Barriers with Obstacle Detection
Location: City of Edinburgh
Distance: 98 miles 5 chains
Individual risk rating:
Collective risk rating:
Last assessment: October 2020
Next assessment due: January 2020
Types of trains: Passenger & Freight
Line speed: 70
Trains per day: 156
1431 Vehicles 203 Pedestrians or Cyclists
Misuse history: 3 incidents in year prior to assessment date (May-2015), - Nil incidents 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:
Poor Visibility for Aapproaching Road Vehicles Crossing is Near a Station Crossing Approach Frequent Trains
Current protection arrangements:
Road traffic light signals Full barrier equipment Train signalling protection Obstacle detection Audible alarm Signage
Unitary Authority: City of Edinburgh Council
Scottish Parliament Constituency: Edinburgh Pentlands
UK Parliament Constituency: Edinburgh South West
Scottish Parliament Region: Lothian
Unitary Authority Ward (UTW): Pentland Hills
European Region: Scotland
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.