Vivarail Class 230 Successfully Completes 40-Mile Battery Te...
Vivarail has put its Class 230 through battery tests during which the train reliably and successfully travelled 40 miles many times.
Car hit at LC in Belgium / Image courtesy of INFRABEL
The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) and the International Union of Railways (UIC) are co-hosting the 9th International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) in Montreal, Canada, on 2 June 2017. The aim of the event is to raise awareness about the dangers surrounding level crossings.
The international conference launches the annual worldwide level crossing safety campaign. In 2016 UIC brought together over 40 countries to participate in this global event, either by relaying it on their websites or on social media, or by organising a range of activities around ILCAD day.
According to Eurostat, citing November 2016 data, two types of accidents caused 99% of fatalities in the survey period in the EU28: accidents caused by rolling stock in motion and accidents happening at level crossings.
Road users are on the increase and with increasingly automated signalling systems and developments, the conflicts between rail traffic and road users and pedestrians is bound to grow. This year’s programme focuses on several key areas such as the behaviour of road users and pedestrians, trespassing and suicide prevention, engineering, innovative solutions and education and community outreach; see the full ILCAD programme.
For all participating countries please visit http://www.ilcad.org/Participants-2017.html
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