SAFETY AT AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY LEVEL CROSSINGS - AN EVALUATION OF THE LITERATURE

This report has been prepared under contract to the Ministry of Transport, Victoria. Because of the continuing incidence of accidents at level crossings in Victoria, the Ministry of Transport initiated in November 1976 an investigation into railway level crossing safety, with emphasis placed upon the human factor aspects of the problem. This report is an evaluation of (mainly) Australian literature on level crossing safety, which has been prepared to assist the Ministry's investigation. The evaluation shows that a considerable amount of information is available in Australia and indicates that certain steps could be taken to improve safety at Victorian crossings. The evaluation also shows that Victoria does not possess a detailed data collection on crossing parameters and crossing accidents, which would form a basis for future planning of improvements in level crossing safety.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministry of Transport, Victoria

    570 Bourke Street
    Melbourne, Victoria,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Cowley, J E
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM