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PUBLISHED: 13:50 29 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:24 05 July 2010

WHILST not agreeing with the recently reported "Driving under the level crossing barriers" culprits (September 19) I do take exception to the term - "as a train was approaching.

WHILST not agreeing with the recently reported “Driving under the level crossing barriers” culprits (September 19) I do take exception to the term - “as a train was approaching.”

As has frequently been said before, the barriers go down far too soon “before the train is approaching.”

In the case of the Norwich-bound trains the barriers must go when (or even before) the train leaves Lowestoft station - it then proceeds (not at express speed) to Oulton Broad Station where it stops. The gates need only to be closed to traffic at this point; this would produce the minimum delay to road traffic and avoid the huge tail backs in both directions.

The same applies at the Victoria Road level crossing.

The rail signalling system at these crossings must be years out of date with the rest of the country

When will common sense prevail and let us get moving _ safely?

KEN RENSHAW

Bridge Road

Oulton Broad

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