level crossing

noun

Definition of level crossing

British

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Elements that Amtrak studies include switches, the type of territory, the number of grade-level crossings, construction equipment along the track and the weather forecast, Meko said. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "Railroads have improved safety since fatal S.C. collision, Amtrak and CSX officials say," 10 July 2018 Monday's crash occurred near an interstate overpass, not near a street-level crossing. Elliot Njus, OregonLive.com, "Amtrak derailment occurred on highly anticipated new route," 18 Dec. 2017 Opponents said the route, which shortened the trip between Portland, Oregon, and Seattle would expose car and pedestrian traffic to faster trains at more than a half-dozen street-level crossings in Lakewood. Phuong Le And Matthew Brown, chicagotribune.com, "City along new, faster route where Amtrak train derailed tried to stop project over safety concerns," 18 Dec. 2017 Mayor Don Anderson said the number of street level crossings and the route's higher speed limit presented a collision risk. Elliot Njus, OregonLive.com, "Amtrak derailment occurred on highly anticipated new route," 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of level crossing

circa 1841, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of level crossing was circa 1841

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