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Unread 21-10-2007, 00:36   #1
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Default People taking risks crossing tracks at Clonsilla Station

I have noticed this a couple of times. Sometimes two trains might be scheduled to pass the level crossing at clonsilla at around the same time. If this is the case when a train comes the gates remain closed.

There are two ways to exit when you get off the train on the maynooth-bound platform. one is down to the end of the platform, out the gate and walk up across the tracks at the lc and up to the bridge/footbridge. The other is across the railway footbridge and out.

Normally when the gates remain closed (ie awaiting another train) people walk across the railway footbridge and out by the ticket office. More recently people have been taking risks and crossing the railway tracks and I have seen this a couple of times.

Last Friday on the 21:55 Pearse Maynooth When we arrived at Clonsilla there was another train due and the gates remained closed. Two people had already walked across the tracks, the third a bloke was crossing the tracks slowly and calmly as the train approached. The driver beeped the horn repeatedly and was faurious at this understandingly.

Something needs to be done about this. Despite the tower/cabin being there not enough is being done and people need to be warned more about this before someone loses their life as a result of their own stupidity.
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Unread 21-10-2007, 13:57   #2
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Its not a warning issue, its people's generally laziness

If you decide to ignore all common sense and all the signs and notices and cross you will in all certainty get mashed. the footbridge should have the cross only by footbridge sign

There are multiple options to get out of Clonsilla the safest way to cross if via the footbridge even if the level crossing is open
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I agree with you mark that it is peoples laziness that will get them killed but in all honesty its not only going to have a serious impact on the family of the person that is killed but also the driver as well as inconviniencing passengers by the 90 minute delays to services.

The fact that this bloke was walking calmly across the tracks as the train was approaching is astonishing I think. This train may have been stopping at Clonsilla but there are non-stop trains heading inbound around that time and if the train approaching was a non-stop train he wold have been dead meat.

IE are completely in the right with this. But they should be laying down the law that the tracks are their property and no passenger has the right to be trespassing on it, before people are inconvinienced. Too many people are doing this!

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There is a sign at the end of every single platform and at all level crossings saying no trespassing

There are now safety posters all over the Dublin suburban fleet

Short of having a security patrol on duty to keep order what can be done, remember you end up paying for the security in increased fares
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