LEVEL CROSSING PROTECTION ON BRITISH RAIL

Details are given of the report "Level crossing protection" (HMSO). The report is the work of a working party which has been studying ways of simplifying design and construction techniques of automatic level crossings to reduce installation, operating and maintenance costs in the light of modern experience of mainland European railways. The working party examined the level crossing practice records and accident statistics of various European railway administrations and visited installations in France, Holland, Germany and Switzerland. Recommendations are made concerning the time cycle of automatic half barrier crossings (ahb's), modifications to the ahb time cycle in the second train situation. Standards for road surfaces and profiles are discussed and the types of road freight vehicle that would fall into various categories which with minimum underclearances could pass over a hump crossing without risk of grounding, are considered. /TRRL/

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 454-455
  • Serial:
    • MODERN RAILWAYS
    • Volume: 35
    • Issue Number: 361
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193957
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM