Recommendation: 2017-005

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Ref # 2017-005
Status Open / In progress
Occurrence Near miss at Knockcroghery Level Crossing, XM065, Co. Roscommon
Occurrence Date 31 January 2017

Basis for Recommendation

As the view of Level Crossing XM065 is partially obscured by the barriers, the road flashing red signals and a street light, which resulted in the Level Crossing Control Operative not seeing Car 1; the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:

Recommendation

Iarnród Éireann's Signalling, Electrical and Telecommunications (SET) Department should review the camera position at Level Crossing XM065, and other similar CCTV level crossings, to ensure that the Level Crossing Control Operatives have optimum, unobstructed, views of level crossings.