CCTV onboard a train in Lancashire has caught the near-miss involving a train and two women and a dog.
The footage was released by Network Rail last week alongside a warning by Northern and Network Rail.
This footage shows one of the women bending down to pick up her dog at Challan Hall level crossing in Silverdale.
The other woman then waves at the train driver as the Northern service performed an emergency stop.
Simon Shipperd, level crossing safety manager for Network Rail, said: “The difference of just a few seconds could have led to tragedy for these two people and I can’t downplay the danger they were in – both are very lucky to have not been seriously injured or killed.
“No matter how well you think you know a crossing, all users must stop, look and listen every single time they cross the railway, and dogs should kept on a lead at all times.”
Chris Jackson, regional director at Northern, said: “It’s hard to believe the risks people are willing to take at railway crossings.
“Not only are they putting themselves in harms way, their actions can have a significant impact on drivers and other rail staff who have to deal with the aftermath of tragic incidents.”
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