Railways are sometimes denoted using a crossbuck sign, and other times using a graphic or words.
The direction of the tracks could be indicated on a sign. Crossbucks will sometimes show the number of tracks you need to cross, e.g. 3.
For some crossings you will see ‘RAIL’ and a large X painted on the road.
|Railway crosses the road at an angle. Check your blind spots carefully
|The crossing is approximately perpendicular (at right angles) to the direction of the road
|There is a crossing on a side road with lights controlling the crossing. Be sure you can complete your manoeuvre into the road and watch for hidden queues.
|This is a railway with a gate on the side road as indicated. Watch for queues and ensure you can complete your manoeuvre.
|Indicates there’s a railway line to the left on a side road.
|General crossbuck railway signs showing the number of tracks.
|Railway line in 500m.
|Give way at the crossing and be prepared to stop. There are 2 tracks to cross.
|Compulsory stop at the crossing. There will be a line that marks a safe place to stop usually with a yellow cross-hatched area that you should not enter unless it’s safe to proceed.
|Stop if the red lights are flashing. There will be a line that marks a safe place to stop usually with a yellow cross-hatched area that you should not enter unless it’s safe to proceed.