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AUCKLAND, February 9

The level crossing question was mentioned by a deputation to the Hon. W. H. Herries, Minister of Railways, and a member asked when the Department might be expected to announce a policy in regard to this serious matter. The Minister stated that ho was not prepared to discuss the whole question at the moment, but he could assure them the (Department was alive to ■ the necessity that something should be done to minimise the danger. Reports upon dangerous crossings all over the country werejbeing made, he added, and the Department might adopt some system of signals, and in some cases remove the "stop" notices further back. "It will-< bo impossible," he continued, " to'-^ercct bridges over every level crossing in the Dominion, but if the public will assist us our burdens will be reduced considerably. Complaints from engine-drivers and other officials are sometimes received of motorists racing trains to the crossings, thereby courting danger., and increasing the anxieties of railway servants."

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LEVEL CROSSINGS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8790, 10 February 1914

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LEVEL CROSSINGS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8790, 10 February 1914

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