Essay on Railway Level Crossing

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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
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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 of the crossing must show “STOP” in both directions as soon as requested by the railway employee controlling the crossing. Normal alternate one way working should be resumed as the gates are opened or barriers lifted and, where provided, the road traffic signals extinguished; any vehicle held in the one way section during passage of the train should be allowed to clear first. When the obstruction is on the left hand side of the road approaching the crossing the “STOP/GO” sign assembly on the exit side should be sited at least 25m beyond the crossing; this is to ensure that the crossing signals are not obscured and also to allow sufficient space for vehicles to return to the elft hand side of

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