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Network Rail primary school safety talk
As part of our Programme to electrify key rail routes across the mainline, the section of railway near your school will be under construction for the installation of the Overhead Line Equipment and be electrified. The safety of people on and around the railway is our priority and education in rail safety is key, especially for young people.
Network Rail is electrifying routes to make journeys more reliable, greener and quieter for thousands of passengers. The electrification of one of Britain’s busiest and oldest railways will improve connections between major towns and cities across England. Journeys will be smoother and more comfortable for passengers and quieter for people living near the railway.
The overhead lines will be energised at 25,000 volts AC, at 50Hz frequency. It is of course extremely dangerous for any person to come close to the overhead line equipment or any associated part of it, including the supporting masts, switch feeds and cables. There is no danger to any persons as long as they remain away from the railway boundary line and fencing.