Evaluation of Level crossing Safety Measures – Applicability of the Framework to Innovative and Low-cost Measures

This paper presents an assessment framework with 13 criteria to systematically evaluate measures for improving the safety of level crossings (LCs). The criteria were first applied in the Finnish context, where eight safety measures were estimated to reduce LC accidents by more than 20%. Next, the estimates from the Finnish study were used as a starting point for evaluating innovative and cost-effective LC safety measures piloted during an EU project, SAFER-LC. One such measure was estimated to potentially reduce LC accidents by more than 20%. The proposed assessment framework is a good way to assess and categorise LC safety measures. The summary of the assessment criteria is further intended for decision-makers looking to implement effective measures in a specific situation or at a particular LC.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p

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  • Accession Number: 01763663
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-00043
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 4 2021 10:57AM