At a level crossing, the road crosses railway lines. Approach and cross with care.
Most crossings have full or half barriers.
Open crossings have no gates or barriers.
Either type may be controlled by a steady amber light followed by twin flashing red lights which warn of an approaching train.
An audible alarm to warn pedestrians will also sound once the lights show. You must obey the lights' signals.
If the train goes by and the red lights continue to flash, or the audible alarm changes tone, you must wait because another train is approaching.
You must use the railway telephone (where provided) to contact the signal operator to obtain permission to cross if you're
Remember to telephone the signal operator again once you're clear of the crossing.
At crossings with no lights, stop when the gates or barriers begin to close.
Some crossings with gates or barriers have 'Stop' signs and small red and green lights. Do not cross when the red light is on because a train is approaching. Cross only when the green is on.
Open the gates or barriers on both sides of the crossing. Check the green light is still on and cross promptly. Close the gates or barriers when you're clear of the crossing.
Some crossings have gates but no attendant or signals. At these crossings
If there's a railway telephone contact the signal operator to make sure it's safe to cross.
Open the gates on both sides of the crossing and check again that no train is coming before crossing promptly.
Once you've cleared the crossing
As an open crossing with no gates, barriers, attendant or traffic signals, there will be a 'Give Way' sign.
Look both ways, listen and make sure there's no train coming before you cross.
If your vehicle breaks down, or you're involved in an accident on the crossing
Look for traffic signs which show where trams cross the road.
Treat them the some as normal railway crossings.
Modern trams are very silent. Take extra care and look both ways before crossing.