Level Crossing Safety In-Depth Focus 2018
Unfortunately, injuries and fatalities occur too often at level crossings around the world, but they could be prevented. The rail sector is actively working to reduce risks and prevent accidents.
- Safety at level crossings: A worldwide issue
Severe collisions at level crossings, happening every day around the world, remind us that the battle to increase safety has not yet been won. As Isabelle Fonverne, Projects Officer for Safety and Interoperability at the UIC writes here, several efforts are still yet to be made.
- Development of level crossing safety at West Japan Railway Company
The Japanese National Railway (JNR) was privatised in 1987 and divided into six passenger railways and one freight railway. Over the last 30 years, each company has developed their own operational activities, which includes level crossing safety procedures. For Global Railway Review, West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) colleagues Katsuaki Hiromoto, Senior Manager of Level Crossing Safety, and Ryutaro Uenishi, Senior Manager of International Affairs, explain the safety features they have deployed at level crossings to significantly reduce the number of accidents and help save lives.
- An educational approach to improving level crossing safety
Reducing incidents, deaths and injuries at intersections where roads cross train tracks is an important public safety issue around the world. In America, a person or vehicle is hit by a train roughly every three hours – a stark reality that Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) is determined to change. Interim President, Wende Corcoran, explores OLI’s efforts to educate the public of the dangers of level crossings with a series of safety education campaigns.
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