Recommendation: 2011-017

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Ref # 2011-017
Status Closed
Occurrence Car Strike at Knockaphunta Level Crossing, XM250, County Mayo.
Occurrence Date 24 October 2010
Date Closed 15/08/2018

Basis for Recommendation

As the misuse of the Level Crossing at Knockaphunta in higher than average when compared to other Level Crossings, as there is a high frequency of the Level Crossing gates being left open to the railway; and considering the previous occurrences at this Level Crossing, including two occurrences since this accident, the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


IÉ should upgrade the Level Crossing to ensure that the operation of the Level Crossing is not reliant on any direct action by the level crossing user.