Recommendation: 2011-007

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Ref # 2011-007
Status Closed
Occurrence Gate Strike at Buttevant Level Crossing (XC 219), County Cork.
Occurrence Date 02 July 2010
Date Closed 16/03/2017

Basis for Recommendation

As there was no engineered safeguard in place to prevent opening the Level Crossing Gates to road traffic while a train is approaching. Therefore the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


IÉ should identify similar manned level crossings where human error could result in the level crossing gates being opened to road traffic when a train is approaching; where such level crossings exist, IÉ should implement engineered safeguards, where appropriate.