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Crossing Railway Tracks

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There's been another little burst of people crossing the tracks at Chelford Station rather than by using the road bridge.

The tracks at Chelford station are extremely heavily used. There are the London and Manchester expresses, cross-country trains, fast locals to Crewe and Manchester, stopping trains, heavy freights and the occasional loco running light. It's not often apparent that a train is approaching until it's almost at the station, especially if it's approaching from the Crewe direction where the bridge blocks the sound.

The Pendolinos come through at speeds in excess of 100mph. They weigh around 500 tons. If one was to strike a human body, you can guess the consequences.

The consequences for the family of the would-be track crosser, the driver of the train and the maintenance staff who have to clean up the underside of the train are not wonderful either.

If you see anyone on the tracks, call 0800 40 50 40, you may save lives.

If you know anyone who does this, have a word, please.

Click here for a driver's view of trying to stop in an emergency

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