Definition of level crossing in English:

level crossing

noun

  • British term for grade crossing
    • ‘Police have had to set up new roadblocks after a busy railway level crossing was damaged by traffic ignoring road closures.’
    • ‘Whilst I note your doubts of achieving a relief road for the level crossing, you will hopefully agree that the Craven Area Committee members have been very supportive of resolving this issue.’
    • ‘The railway safety programme will get €142m to continue upgrading lines, signalling, level crossings and other installations.’
    • ‘More frequent train services could affect traffic on the State highway because there are 83 railway level crossings along the way.’
    • ‘A motorist has been fined £250 after admitting building his own level crossing over railway tracks and causing a train crash.’
    • ‘Residents have called for the Junction Road level crossing to be replaced by a bridge or tunnel as part of a new-look town centre.’
    • ‘The railway level crossing at Cononley has barriers and traffic lights.’
    • ‘Police say the man was heading south in a Toyota landcruiser at Wiangaree, when he lost control near the railway level crossing.’
    • ‘The large number of level crossings presented considerable hazards to pedestrians and road users.’
    • ‘Mr Irwin said that calls to replace unmanned level crossings with bridges and underpasses was unreasonable and unrealistic.’
    • ‘The van driver tried to cross the level crossing ahead of the train, according to an eyewitness.’
    • ‘Reports of a youth on the line at a level crossing yesterday sparked an alert on the railways.’
    • ‘The background voice explains how the ‘mishap’ could have been averted, followed by demonstration of standard safety procedures laid down by the railways at level crossings.’
    • ‘The Safe Transport Action Group was formed after the death of two wheelchair users at pedestrian railway level crossings.’
    • ‘Firstly, the week began with the aftermath of the train crash, where seven people died, and a debate has ensued into how safe the railways, in particular level crossings, are.’
    • ‘Motorists jump red lights and get stuck on level crossings.’
    • ‘Heavy congestion is often experienced in Station Road, Cross Hills, and at the Kildwick level crossing on the Airedale railway line.’
    • ‘Because of this, you need to be very careful around railway level crossings to avoid a very serious crash.’
    • ‘Road vehicles misusing level crossings are the single biggest risk to the railway of a major train crash’
    • ‘It is not clear how the accident happened but there were no gates at the level crossing, the railway operator said.’
    crossroads, crossing, intersection, interchange, t-junction, box junction, gyratory
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Pronunciation:

level crossing

/ˈˌlɛvəl ˈkrɔsɪŋ/