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USA: RGI addresses risk of derailment in level crossing collisions

The March 2014 issue of Railway Gazette International contains an excellent article considering the risk associated with collisions on level crossings that lead to a consequential derailment. 80 more words

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Lancashire, UK: Crossing elimination programme underway

Network Rail’s plan to close a further 200 level crossings over the railway managed by the company’s LNW Region by 2019 is getting underway with the announcement that a footbridge is to replace a crossing in Lancashire on April 16th, 2014. 51 more words

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Victoria, Australia: Responses to Coroner's recommendations published

The Coronial Service of Victoria has published on its website the responses from all those identified as being in receipt of recommendations arising from the Inquest into the Kerang level crossing accident in June 2007 on its website. 22 more words

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UK: Network Rail launches new guidance for crossing users

Network Rail has just launched interactive user guides and downloadable PDFs, available via the company’s website, to help the public use level crossings safely. These guides aim to inform pedestrians, drivers, cyclists and horse riders on the potential dangers at level crossings. 101 more words

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Ottawa, ONT: VIA Rail posts staff at troublesome crossings

VIA Rail has posted staff on a 24/7 basis to monitor the operation of the level crossing controls at three level crossings near the Fallowfield railway station in Ottawa. 83 more words

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Rochdale, UK: MP brokers meeting with Network Rail

Member of Parliament, Simon Danczuk, brokered a meeting between those concerned about the safety impact of controlling the Smithy Bridge level crossing in Rochdale remotely as has been the case since January 2014. 124 more words

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: Two killed at same crossing on same day

Two pedestrians died as a result of being hit by a train on the Malibagh level crossing in Dhaka on April 8th, 2014. The first death followed an accident that happened at about 13.00 when a construction worker was crossing the railway. 32 more words

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