Above: Narrabri resident Ian Bailey lives near the rail crossing on the Old Cemetery Road and has concerns about safety issues around the line of sight for motorists driving over the crossing.

Narrabri resident Ian Bailey has expressed his long held concerns about safety for motorists at the Old Cemetery Road rail crossing next to Horsearm Creek.

Mr Bailey, who lives in adjacent Bailey Street, points to the ‘awkward angle’ motorists are placed at as they look back along the line before crossing.

“It’s not a direct 45 degree angle,” said Mr Bailey.

“I would call it more of a 23 degree angle which restricts your vision when a train is coming from the Moree direction.”

The crossing, once part of the old Newell Highway, is still extensively used.

“The school buses come through the crossing because 30 odd families live out this way,” Mr Bailey said.