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 PAVEMENT MARKINGS:  

 

Pavement markings,
such as a X and/
or stop line, may
be marked on the
pavement at the
approach to some
railway crossings. If
you must stop for a
train, do it before the
stop line.

RAILWAY CROSSING SIGNS:  

 

These signs are found
at all public railway
crossings. A railway
crossing sign means
drivers must yield to all
trains. If there is more
than one railway track,
the crossing sign will
show the number of
tracks. You must stop
when a train is visible 

or sounding a signal and approaching
within 500 metres (about five city blocks)
of the crossing.

RAILWAY CROSSING SIGNS
WITH A STOP SIGN:

  A stop sign at a railway
crossing requires the
driver to come to a
complete stop between
five metres and 15
metres from the nearest
rail. Do not proceed
until you are sure a train
is not approaching. 

 

FLASHING RED LIGHT SIGNALS
AND BELL:

  Red light signals are
used with railway
signs at many rail
crossings. Stop when
the lights begin to
flash and the bells
ring because a train
is approaching. The
driver of the vehicle
nearest the crossing
must stop at least

five metres back from the nearest rail. Do
not proceed until the lights and bells have
stopped, and the train has passed or has
come to a complete stop. If there is more
than one track, be sure all the tracks are
clear before crossing.

GATES (ARMS), LIGHTS AND BELLS:

Gates are used with red light signals and
bells at some railway crossings. Remain
stopped until the gates are raised, the lights
stop flashing and the bells stop ringing.

  

102  A Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing

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