There are many dangers associated with using level crossings. Getting from one side of a railway line to the other, via a level crossing, is not like crossing a road - trains take long distances to stop (over a mile from high speed). Unlike road vehicles it cannot swerve to avoid obstructions. Level crossings represent the highest risk of a multi-fatality railway incident: a collision between a train and a car could derail the train and result in the deaths of not only occupants of the car but also passengers on the train.
This is where Henry Williams can help as we offer a comprehensive design, manufacture, installation, test, commission and continued maintenance of all styles of level crossing control systems for preserved railways and private sites,
Our standard systems comprise of either a relay based system in line with Network Rail standards utilising 930 relays, or alternatively we have developed a PLC based system giving the same control function at a fraction of the cost.