This part of Lincolnshire is currently part of the GNGE £300m railway upgrade project which includes new track, signals, level crossings and other infrastructure engineering.
When commissioned there will be more trains all capable of running at faster speeds of up to 70mph. With all of this, if the railway is not treated with respect the risk of injury increases.
With this in mind, Stephen Wareing MBE, school liaison officer for Network Rail, visited Thomas Cowley High School in Donington recently to talk about keeping safe with the rail network system.
Mr Wareing’s presentation was over two assemblies to ensure all the students were able to hear the important message of rail safety.
Film clips were shown to the students of very near misses on level crossings caused by the thoughtless actions of both pedestrians and motorists, which could have easily led to loss of life.