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« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2019, 11:24:59 am »

Crossing a railway without taking proper care is clearly unwise, most people get away with it, but some don't.
SITTING DOWN on a railway line is worse than unwise.
Strong contenders for a Darwin award.
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"When customers say that they want a seat, they dont mean they want to sit with their knees behind their ears so that 4 more can sit down. They mean that they want an extra coach so that 74 more can sit down"
"Capacity on intercity routes should be about number of vehicles, not compressing people"
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« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2019, 01:02:28 pm »

I'm a bit confused by the references to the Night Time Quiet Period (NTQP) as from my recollection train horns have not been sounded at level crossings between 11pm and 7am for many years before the 2007 date quoted?  It was around 2007 when instructions just to sound the lower tone were introduced at 'Whistle' boards, rather than the higher tone as well - with the odd exception at certain crossings.  In the last few years the NTQP has been reduced to be enforced from midnight-6am.

A sobering reminder that even when passenger trains have stopped running you should never assume a train isn't going to come, no matter where you are.  And sitting down on the tracks is, as Broadgage said, worse than unwise.
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« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2019, 01:53:51 pm »

https://www.networkrail.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/FAQs-for-Website-NTQP.pdf

In response to this, and in recognition of the intrusive nature of modern train horns, the operational rules of the railway were changed in 2007 to incorporate a quiet period during which horns are only used in emergency circumstances.  This period, originally running between the hours of 23:00 07:00 every day, is known as the Night Time Quiet Period (NTQP). 


So apparently it was indeed 2007.
 
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« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2019, 01:58:55 pm »

My memory is obviously failing me.  Wink
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« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2019, 09:25:54 pm »



A sobering reminder that even when passenger trains have stopped running you should never assume a train isn't going to come, no matter where you are.  And sitting down on the tracks is, as Broadgage said, worse than unwise.

Indeed, ECS moves, freight, OTM, RHTT, test trains and so on, you can never assume there wont be something coming, straight As but no common sense.

(ECS - empty coaching stock, OTM - On-track machines, RHTT - rail head treatment train)
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