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

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransportation Research Board
Subtitle of host publicationThe TRIS and ITRD database
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event100th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB)
: Online
- Virtual, Washington DC, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 202129 Jan 2021

Conference

Conference100th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington DC
Period5/01/2129/01/21

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