Railway level crossing safety
workshop
Jesse Baker
5.3.13
Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Where roads meet rails
Quantifying the problem
The first level crossing? – the Diolkos
(on the Isthmus of Corinth)
The Isthmus of Corinth
The Isthmus
of Corinth
The Diolkos
The Diolkos
The Diolkos
Ancient Corinth
Evolution of the level crossing
• 2500 years of
stagnation

• Until sometime
in the 1800s
when flagmen
were introduced
Evolution of the level crossing
• Late 1800s we
saw closable
gates
• Shortly after
that came the
car !
Evolution of the level crossing

• By the 1960s
we started to
see
automatic
level
crossings
Level crossings today
• 23,500 locations where roads intersect railway lines
around Australia.
• 100 incidents at level cr...
Level crossings today
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Jesse Baker, Manager, Safety & Systems, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) delivered this presentation at Rail Safety 2013. For more information on the annual conference, please visit http://www.railsafetyconference.com.au.

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Jesse Baker, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB): Railway level crossing (RLX) safety: New technology research and applications

  1. 1. Railway level crossing safety workshop Jesse Baker 5.3.13 Grand Hyatt Melbourne
  2. 2. Where roads meet rails
  3. 3. Quantifying the problem
  4. 4. The first level crossing? – the Diolkos (on the Isthmus of Corinth)
  5. 5. The Isthmus of Corinth
  6. 6. The Isthmus of Corinth
  7. 7. The Diolkos
  8. 8. The Diolkos
  9. 9. The Diolkos
  10. 10. Ancient Corinth
  11. 11. Evolution of the level crossing • 2500 years of stagnation • Until sometime in the 1800s when flagmen were introduced
  12. 12. Evolution of the level crossing • Late 1800s we saw closable gates • Shortly after that came the car !
  13. 13. Evolution of the level crossing • By the 1960s we started to see automatic level crossings
  14. 14. Level crossings today • 23,500 locations where roads intersect railway lines around Australia. • 100 incidents at level crossings per year • 37 deaths
  15. 15. Level crossings today

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