Network Rail recently launched a high-profile, far-reaching Level Crossing safety campaign. This targets particular groups identified as being most at risk, including children and teenagers.
This film aims to raise awareness of the dangers of level crossings to 12-18 year olds. The film was shown at schools and community and youth centres near level crossings. “Crossing Over” shows the effect of such a fatality on the community, the rail staff, the family and the school. The effects are devastating and long lasting.
The film features a moving interview with Tina Hughes (MBE) whose daughter Olivia Bazlinton along with her friend Charlotte Thompson were both killed in December 2005 as they crossed the railway line at Elsenham station.