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Railway Level Crossing Essay

659 words - 3 pages

A level crossing is the point at which the railway crosses over either a public or private road on the same level. There are many different types of level crossings including road level crossings for vehicles, and pedestrian level crossings for people. All crossings have a form of protection, and the users has a responsibility to contribute to the safety of a level crossing. The users should aware the dangerous may occurs at level crossing area. Users are respondsible to keep themselve or others safe during use a level crossing area.
There are three main type of level crossing which is automatic operated level crossing, manual operated level crossing and open level crossing (Great Britian:Department of Transport,2006). Automatic level crossings with or without barrier have road road traffic signal which display a steady amber light for for approximately 3 seconds followed by twin red flashing lights as a train approaches (Great Britian:Department of Transport,2006). Manual operated level crossings have gates or barrier which extend across the full width of the road. Some may have warning light which normally the same steady amber and twin red flashing light as at automatic crossings, while at a few locations the normal three aspect traffic signals are provided (Great Britian:Department of Transport,2006). Open level crossing have neither gates, barriers or any form of traffic signal (Great Britian:Department of Transport,2006).
Based on the (Great Britian:Department of Transport,2006), at manual operated level crossings where the barrier or gate, road signal are controlled by railway employee either in an adjacent cabin or remotely located and controlling the crossing with the aid of closed circuit television, the control signs should be operated in the following manner. When the crossing is open to road traffic, the sign should be operated together to control traffic along the length of one way working. The temporary manual operated “STOP/GO” sign on each side...

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