Cost-effective Systems for Railway Level-Crossing Protection
A majority of railway accidents happen at level-crossings and the human and material losses caused by these accidents are enormous. Although the importance of the protection measures is difficult to overestimate, the variety of protection systems available and lack of experience confuse policy-makers.
Accidents at level-crossings cause not only the injury and death of people but also economic losses due to disruption of train operations, destruction of goods and shut down of road traffic. Such negative economic effects, coupled with the reduced reliability, attractiveness and other performance indicators of railway transport also affect users' choice of transport mode.
The study will assist in improving the transport, communication and tourism services and infrastructural facilities of the developing members and associate members to a level commensurate with their development objectives and priorities through enhancing national capabilities.
A paper outlining the findings and recommendations of the study was presented to a number of railway managers of the ESCAP region at the 22nd ASEAN Railway General Managers’ Conference held in Yangon (Myanmar) in October 2000. The study report has proven very useful for a number of railways in helping them formulate related policies and Action Plans.
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