Railroad-related accidents are more dangerous than other transportation accidents in terms of severity and death rate etc. Therefore more efforts are necessary for improving safety. In the mean time, Korean national railroad has researched and invested continuously such as intelligent safety equipment and level crossing between railroad and highway for decreasing railroad-related accident and increasing safety. The purpose of this study is about railway gate control system and its safety effects using railway crossing detection system at railroad-highway grade crossing in Korea. There were no accidents in 5 lines of total lines after installed railway gate control system in Korea. In addition, accidents in Jung-Ang and Gyeong-Eui lines decreased to its half where the most accident happened in Korea. As a whole, this system brings the accident decrement effect about 68.6% of total rail accidents. By this study, railway gate control system has a big effect for reducing accident at railroad highway grade crossing. And sustainable installation and operation are necessary. For the future study, some analysis such as net analysis and econometrics analysis of railway crossing accident is needed. Also, it needs to study about railway crossing integrated management system.

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  • Authors:
    • KIM, G
    • Kang, K
    • Ji, Shouling
    • CHUNG, H
    • Shin, K
    • Lee, C K
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  • Publication Date: 2002


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00960276
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  • Created Date: Jul 10 2003 12:00AM