Recommendation: 2017-007

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Ref # 2017-007
Status Further Evidence Requested
Occurrence Near miss at Knockcroghery Level Crossing, XM065, Co. Roscommon
Occurrence Date 31 January 2017

Basis for Recommendation

As Car 1 was effectively trapped in the confines with the level crossing, without enough opportunity to clear the level crossing as a result of the barriers not being fully raised, the RAIU make the following interim safety recommendation, which may be removed when the views of the level crossings are unobstructed:

Recommendation

Iarnród Éireann (Infrastructure Manager) should identify CCTV level crossings with obstructed views and issue interim instructions to LCCOs to fully raise the barriers where there is a possibility of any obstructions on level crossings.