Crossing Type: Private User worked Crossing with Telephone with Whistleboards
Location: Desford CP
Postcode: LE9 9FD
Route: Midland and Continental
Distance: 105 miles 64 chains
Individual risk rating:
Collective risk rating:
Last assessment: July 2019
Next assessment due: October 2021
Types of trains: Passenger & Freight
Line speed: 20
Trains per day: 24
Infrequent Pedestrian use
Misuse history: 2 incidents in year prior to assessment date (Jun-2015), - Nil incidents since.
Near-miss history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Jun-2015), - Nil incidents since.
Accident history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Jun-2015), - Nil incidents since.
Key risk factors:
Low Sighting Time
Large Numbers of Users
Crossing protection arrangements:
Telephones provided for vehicle users
Gates or Barriers
Whistle boards provided on the rail approaches - train horn audible warning given (06:00 to 23:59)
UK Parliament Constituency: Bosworth
Civil Parish/community: Desford
European Region: East Midlands
District Council: Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
County Council: Leicestershire County Council
County Council Electoral Division: Markfield, Desford and Thornton
District Council Ward: Newbold Verdon with Desford and Peckleton
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.