Solutions for the Rail Sector
There were 15 people who died in accidents while trespassing on the mainline in the year April 2021 to March 2022 and there were eight fatalities at level crossings which involved seven pedestrians and one motorcyclist.*
Rail is an important mode of transport, especially if we are encouraging people out of their cars and onto public transport, in addition a significant amount of freight is moved by rail. Network Rail believes safety is paramount, for passengers and other members of the public using the infrastructure, and employees.
Risks are faced across the rail infrastructure; level crossings and bridge strikes are just two of those. There are nearly 6,000 level crossings on the rail network across England, Wales and Scotland which are made up of passive and active crossings.
Passive crossings have no warning systems in place, unless the train driver sounds the horn, leaving the responsibility with the crossing user. Active crossings are where warning systems are in place, such as barriers and signs.
There are also more than 2,000 bridge strikes every year, an average of 5/day, in Britain, costing millions of pounds of damage and thousands of hours of train delays.
We provide solutions to both active and passive level crossings and bridge protection.
*Office of Rail Regulation