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Level crossings - Articles and news items

Wireless sensors could be answer to improving level crossing safety

Rail industry news / 18 August 2016 /

The Institute of Railway Research is exploring the possibility of fitting self-powered wireless sensors to improve level crossing safety.

Level Crossing Safety supplement 2016

Issue 4 2016, Supplements, Z Homepage promo / 25 July 2016 /

In our latest Level Crossing Safety Supplement, Estonian Railways and the Finnish Transport Agency share their safety plans and progress, plus CER’s Libor Lochman highlights the need for public authorities, road organisations and users to play their part in contributing to level crossing safety…

Level crossing deaths drop to lowest level in 20 years

Rail industry news / 13 July 2016 /

Level crossing deaths in Britain are at their lowest recorded level for almost a generation says the industry’s independent safety body RSSB.

Level crossings and the Lorries of Doom; instalment 2

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 23 June 2016 /

In his second instalment, regular blogger Peter Van de Mark takes an in-depth look at the hazards of level crossings…

Level Crossings and the Lorries of Doom

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 19 May 2016 /

‘Ah yes, level crossings! Those locations where ill-disciplined road users interact in fascinating ways with railways…’ Regular blogger Peter Van de Mark looks at the hazards of level crossings.

Open level crossings barrier programme complete

Rail industry news / 14 December 2015 /

A programme designed to fit more than 60 open level crossings with barriers is now complete, improving safety and reducing the risk of a road vehicle collision with a train.

Level Crossing Safety supplement

Issue 5 2015, Supplements / 2 October 2015 /

In our latest free-to-view Level Crossing Safety Supplement, the topic of tackling misuse is covered by Infrabel and Irish Rail, and the British Transport Police highlight their efforts to make level crossings even safer…

Government gives green light to level crossing reform

Rail industry news / 6 November 2014 /

The Government has accepted the majority of the reforms to level crossing law recommended by the Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission, and has committed to review the remainder…

Level Crossing Safety supplement

Issue 4 2014, Supplements / 6 August 2014 /

In our latest free-to-view Level Crossing Safety Supplement, we invite experts from Bulgaria, Portugal and Ireland to showcase how their country is actively working to reduce the number of fatalities at level crossings…

IRU and UIC join forces to raise awareness of transport professionals on level crossing safety

Rail industry news / 14 May 2014 /

In the framework of the Anniversary of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, the International Road Transport Union and the International Union of Railways joined forces to initiate a Level Crossing Safety Checklist…

Video: Save Lives! Secure your level crossings now!

Videos / 15 November 2013 /

WaveTrain® Systems ensure accurate and safe warning to traffic and pedestrians at level crossings. High quality, low costs, easy installation!

ORR welcomes proposals for reform of level crossings law

Rail industry news / 25 September 2013 /

The Law Commission has published a report which sets out plans to modernise, simplify and clarify the law governing level crossings…

 

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