Rail bosses have moved to reassure locals over the safety of a Fife level crossing.
The previous month there were reports of the lights flashing without the barriers lowering.
Douglas Chapman, SNP MP for Dunfermline and West Fife, met Network Rail staff to discuss the issue.
He said he had ben given an assurance that a train would never enter a level crossing when a fault resulting in the barrier remaining open was detected.
In these circumstances the train would always be signalled to stop.
He said: “Initially, I was very concerned about the incidents reported earlier on this year at the Halbeath level crossing and the danger that could pose to the public when the barriers were stuck in the raised position which was very disconcerting for those driving over the crossing.
“However, having now spoken to the Network Rail team, I am reassured that all safety measures have been taken to put public safety first when it comes to these incidents.”
A Freedom of Information request submitted by Mr Chapman revealed that since 2015 there have been 33 faults reported at the site.
However, Network Rail said just seven of these would have affected the general public. Some of the faults reported were trivial issues such as a plastic bag covering CCTV cameras.
Mr Chapman said: “Due to the very nature of the gates being mechanical, faults can happen, but we can all be safe in the knowledge that if it does occur again, and on the rare occasion that it does, then Network Rail will respond quickly to any fault identified on their system.
“The response team are based at Inverkeithing and can get to Halbeath to fix a problem within 10 minutes depending on other commitments across the network.
“I know entering the Halbeath level crossing can present some anxiety for some, but I was reassured by the Network Rail team and their level of professionalism in keeping everyone safe whether they are trackside, using a level crossing or on a train.”