The focus is back on rail safety in London after a close call and a fatality - both involving trains - in less than 24 hours.

On Monday afternoon a 47-year-old woman was on a bicycle when she collided with a moving train at Highbury Avenue and Florence Street.

London police Const. Danielle Wright says "The female cyclist may have been distracted in some way. She didn't hear what the typical warning signs are, the bells and whistles that were sounding off, and the wig-wags coming down."

Fortunately, perhaps because of the way she fell, the woman survived without major injury, but police say she is very lucky and could have easily died.

Then early Tuesday morning near the train station in the city's downtown a man was killed along the tracks. Police have concluded their investigation into the incident.

But  they are warning residents to be aware and Wright says "You can't really anticipate how fast the train is going."

If personal safety isn't a deterrent, then police say people should be aware that it is illegal to cross train tracks when the lights are flashing and the gates are down and a charge and fine are possible.

And these aren't the first rail tragedies in the area. In 2002, the death of a girl on the tracks at Trafalgar Street prompted the construction of an overpass.

Meawnwhile, the death of another young girl in 2012, was a sad reminder to parents to talk to their children about rail safety.

Wright says these incidents are difficult for both the families and others involved.

"They can be pretty traumatic for everyone involved. All emergency personnel involved, for pedestrians that witness it and for people that come across it."