As Metro Trains Melbourne celebrates its 10-year anniversary, CEO Raymond O’Flaherty talks about the train operator’s milestones and how it will need to continue its transformation to provide a safe and reliable future service for the city’s rapidly-growing population.
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Greece’s rail network is sadly no stranger to fatalities. Kostas Kapetanidis and Stefanos Avdis from the Regulatory Authority for Railways (RAS), and Nikos Kondylas from the Hellenic Organization for Railways (OSE), explain how they have joined forces to create an information programme for students in a bid to raise awareness…
The programme utilises flexible delineators at railroad crossings and enhanced GPS alerts to dramatically improve railroad safety.
The U.S. Secretary of Transportation has announced plans to advance highway-rail grade crossing safety, in-line with the department's commitments.
The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) have unveiled plans which it hopes will improve signage to protect motorists and pedestrians using private level crossings.
Today (6 June 2019) is International Level Crossing Awareness Day and this year, ILCAD is focused on professional drivers to remind them that stopping for the red lights at a level crossing can be the most important stop of the day.
Cameras across the north of England have been implemented at level crossings to catch those who endanger lives by breaking the law at the crossings.
Sarah Mayes, National Director of Operation Lifesaver Canada (OL Canada) explains the launch of its new driver-training programme, expanding its successful testimonial campaign and how it is fostering new law enforcement partnerships during 2019.
The removal of level crossings throughout Melbourne will not only make the railways safer but will also reduce congestion around the city.
Network Rail and the British Transport Police (BTP) have launched a new partnership with the English Football League Trust (EFL) and StreetGames to help tackle the increasing number of people risking their lives on the railway.
As part of our Level Crossing Safety In-Depth Focus, Global Railway Review asked our Expert Panel: Motorists who misuse level crossings are often the main cause of accidents, but how can the railway industry manage motorist behaviour to significantly reduce the risks at level crossings?
As part of a £60.4 million project to increase capacity, four level crossings on the UK’s Felixstowe branch line will be upgraded to make crossing the railway safer.
Level crossing safety in Great Britain continues to be one of Network Rail’s key priorities. Since 2009 the infrastructure manager has invested more than £200 million in improving the safety of level crossings and this investment to date has generated over 1,100 level crossing closures and countless safety enhancements across…
Soon to celebrate its 150th anniversary, Estonia’s railway network has played, and will continue to play, a central role in the country’s transportation and logistics offering. However, fatal and serious accidents at level crossings continue to occur. Tarvi Viisalu, Head of the Safety Department of Estonia’s national railway company, Eesti…
Accidents at level crossings are a global issue. Here, Isabelle Fonverne, Senior Advisor for Safety and Interoperability at the UIC, highlights that collisions between trains and heavy road vehicles result in a great number of fatalities and severe injuries. Isabelle underlines that the railway industry and other sectors must work…