Recommendation: 2011-015

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Ref # 2011-015
Status Closed
Occurrence Road vehicle struck at level crossing XM096, County Roscommon.
Occurrence Date 02 September 2010
Date Closed 17/10/2022

Basis for Recommendation

The safe crossing time allowed by IÉ includes no safety margin to allow for situations where an LC user encounters difficulty whilst crossing the railway line, the RSC guidance for new LCs includes a safety margin over and above the crossing time. This has led to the following safety recommendation:


IÉ should review how it determines the safe crossing time for user worked LCs to ensure the safe crossing time allows adequate time for movements and includes a safety margin, over and above the crossing time.