Recommendation: 2011-010

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Ref # 2011-010
Status Closed
Occurrence Fatality at user operated level crossing XE039 on the Limerick to Claremorris line.
Occurrence Date 27 June 2010
Date Closed 16/03/2017

Basis for Recommendation

An IÉ internal memorandum allowed the viewing distances to be measured at a position less than the safe position advised to LC users. In addition, IÉ document MW50 gives a safe crossing time that is less than the RSC guidance leading to a lesser viewing distance, this has led to the safety recommendation:


IÉ should review their documentation on the measurement of viewing distances at existing user worked LCs to ensure that the viewing distances provide sufficient views of approaching trains to allow LC users cross safely.