People urged to stay safe on level crossings at Littleport, Ely and Waterbeach

Littleport railway crossing

Littleport railway crossing - Credit: Archant

British Transport Police are urging the public to stay safe when using crossings in Littleport, Ely and Waterbeach.

The call comes as officers begin high visibility patrols and talk to passengers around the safety of foot crossing and level crossing in the area.

PC Julian Gardner, of British Transport Police, said: “There are still far too many people risking their lives.

“We’ll be stepping up our activity to ensure we speak to as many people as possible about using crossings safely.

“There are crossings where people have just got into the habit of taking risks, and that has to stop.”

Kat O’Malley, Network Rail’s community safety manager for Anglia, said: “I cannot stress enough the danger people are placing themselves and others in by not using crossings correctly.

“We understand that people are busy but trying to save a couple of minutes by jumping a level crossing isn’t worth the potentially devastating consequences.”

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Officers will be at the three locations engaging with commuters as well as visiting schools and colleges reminding members of the public of the dangers of misusing a level crossing or foot crossing.

Last year BTP recorded 26 offences at Ely, 11 at Waterbeach and two at Waterbeach.

• Officers will be giving high profile patrols at the following locations - June 28 at Ely at 6am; July 4 at Waterbeach at 4pm; July 19 at Ely at 6am; August 12 at Waterbeach at 6am.