After examining the history of grade crossing protection in Britain, the author discusses the present role of manually operated crossing gates which still constitute a major manpower requirement for British Railways. A program of installing automatic half barriers was interrupted following an accident in 1968 and has never been resumed. Most recent automation has involved remote control of gates supervised with closed circuit television. A railroad group is studying present day protection requirements to meet needs of road and rail traffic; it is concluded that modernized protection can make better use of resources and offer more safely than manual gated crossings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Derry and Sons, Limited

    Canal Street
    Nottingham,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Craig, T W
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00185228
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Part 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM