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Drivers and pedestrians still risking lives at level crossings
Drivers and pedestrians are continuing to put lives at risk by ignoring flashing lights and warning sirens at level crossings in the south east.Footage from CCTV cameras showing people misusing level crossings in the southeast has been revealed today, as Network Rail closes its 750th crossing...
Level Crossing Technology Set to Increase Rail Security
Bombardier Transportation has participated in the European Union funded railway industry partnership for integrated security of rail transport, PROTECTRAIL, as a consortium partner. As part of this, its EBI Gate 2000 level crossing system contributed to demonstrations of the latest...
Rail safety in Essex to improve as bridges and an underpass replace six level crossings
Work to replace six level crossings in Essex with modern, safer alternatives has begun as part of Network Rail’s national level crossing safety improvement programme.The six level crossings at Motts Lane (Witham), Long Green (Marks Tey), Shaw Avenue (Shenfield), Billericay West Park Avenue,...
Level crossing production helps raise safety awareness in Portsmouth
A youth group will help to highlight the need to stay safe on level crossings when it performs in a Portsmouth school this week.The final performance of 'Apparition' will take place at Miltoncross school on Friday (27 September) which is designed to educate young people about the...
‘I raced a train and all I got was this lousy full-body cast’
Norfolk Southern safety campaign dramatizes dangers of disregarding crossing signals and trespassing on railroad tracks These billboards remind drivers never to race a train. The...
RAIB reports on collision between an articulated tanker and a passenger train at Sewage Works Lane
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into a collision between an articulated tanker and a passenger train at Sewage Works Lane user worked crossing near Sudbury, Suffolk on 17 August 2010. The RAIB has made six recommendations.The full report can be accessed here.
RAIB report on automatic open crossing investigation
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into an investigation into the safety of automatic open level crossings, which are protected only by road traffic light signals and have no barriers, on Network Rail’s managed infrastructure.The RAIB has made four...
US Railroads Join International Rail Safety Community to Promote Grade Crossing Safety
 US Railroads Join International Rail Safety Community to Promote Grade Crossing Safetyvar addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; US Railroads Join International Rail Safety Community to Promote Grade Crossing SafetyWASHINGTON, D.C. – June 9, 2011 – The Association of...
FRA urging states to improve crossing safety
WASHINGTON -- With 220,000 public and private highway-rail grade-crossings in the United States, train and engine workers are no strangers to dare-devil drivers attempting to beat the train.Through the first nine months of 2010, there were more than 1,300 train-vehicle collisions at highway-rail...
NTSB Commends Operation Lifesaver As A Leader In Reducing Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Accidents
In a speech on Monday at the Operation Lifesaver, Inc.(OLI) Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman commended OLI for its leading role in efforts to reduce highway-rail grade crossing accidents by more than 80 percent since its founding...
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