A Norfolk heritage railway has reported incidents of dangerous behaviour at one of its level crossings. 

The North Norfolk Railway has reminded walkers, cyclists and motorists to stop when the warning lights show at the Sweet Briar Lane level crossing, near Sheringham Golf Course.

Its train drivers have reported several users "jumping the lights" in recent weeks. 

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Graham Hukins, interim general manager, said: "Crossing the railway isn’t like crossing a road – the total weight of an engine and five carriages is around 250 tons which means they take a little while to stop.

Eastern Daily Press: The warning sign at the Sweet Briar Lane Level Crossing The warning sign at the Sweet Briar Lane Level Crossing (Image: Graham Hukins)

"So when the warning lights flash, it is vital that motorists and walkers alike stop and wait for the train to pass.

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"We have been concerned by reports from our train drivers that pedestrians have crossed in front of their train after the crossing has been activated and red lights are showing."

New signage to reinforce the safety message has been installed ahead of the line’s main season, which begins on Friday, March 29.

The North Norfolk Railway operates steam and heritage diesel trains along 5.5 miles of restored track from Sheringham to Weybourne and Holt.