Topic: Rail safety

Extensive programme for level crossings in Finland

Finland is implementing a four-year programme dedicated to safety enhancements at the level crossings. The local infrastrustructure agency Väylävirasto is installing the necessary equipment including barriers and warning signals at 129 sites. In addition, the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Internet of Things for safer railways

Dutch technology company Dual Inventive will get an Internet of Things (IoT) network. It will be provided by Vodafone Business in the next five years. Dual Inventive, in its turn, will use the IoT network...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Signals passed at danger (SPAD)

More SPAD incidents recorded in Netherlands

Last year, there were sixteen fatalities, six serious injuries and eleven minor injuries on the railway network. Furthermore, there was continued growth in the number of Signal Passed at Danger (SPAD) incidents. This was revealed...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard
Passenger train of Lithuanian Railways, source: Lithuanian Railways

Lithuanian Railways upgrades major level crossings

Lithuanian Railways (Lietuvos geležinkeliai) will upgrade 14 major level crossings. The state-owned railway company will also invest 10 million Euros in the next five years to increase the safety at the level crossings. The project...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Headquarter of EU Agency for Railways (ERA), source: ERA

Europe makes major step to single rail market

European Union has made a major step towards the single rail market. On 16 June, the EU Agency for Railways (ERA) has taken responsibility for vehicle authorisation, safety certification, and ERTMS trackside approval. This rule...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Level crossing in Czechia, source: SŽDC

Czechia improves safety at level crossings

Czech rail infrastructure manager SŽDC continues to improve safety at the country’s level crossings. The company intends to equip 13 level crossings with barriers, light and sound warning signals this year. The corresponding draft was...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko