Crossing Type: Public Highway Manually Controlled Barriers with Obstacle Detection
Location: Polegate CP
Distance: 19 miles 35 chains
Individual risk rating:
Collective risk rating:
2 (Very High)
Last assessment: February 2021
Next assessment due: May 2022
Types of trains: Passenger & Freight
Line speed: 90
Trains per day: 154
2241 Pedestrians or Cyclists
Misuse history: 4 incidents in year prior to assessment date (Feb-2015), - 5 incidents since.
Near-miss history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Feb-2015), - Nil incidents since.
Accident history: Nil incidents in year prior to assessment date (Feb-2015), - Nil incidents since.
Key risk factors:
Crossing is Near a Station
Large Numbers of Users
Crossing protection arrangements:
Road traffic light signals
Full barrier equipment
Train signalling protection
County Council: East Sussex County Council
UK Parliament Constituency: Lewes
Civil Parish/community: Polegate
District Council Ward: Polegate North
County Council Electoral Division: Polegate, Willingdon and East Dean
European Region: South East
District Council: Wealden District Council
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.