Recommendation: 2019003-02

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Ref # 2019003-02
Status Open / In progress
Occurrence Vehicle struck by train at Cartron level crossing, XM220, Co. Mayo, 17th August 2018
Occurrence Date 17 August 2018

Basis for Recommendation

There is a prolific misuse at user worked level crossings, with the RAIU identifying eight very similar occurrences in recent years, where misuse was contributory to the accident, the RAIU re-make the following safety recommendation:

Recommendation

Iarnród Éireann - Infrastructure Manager should carry out a full review of known misused user worked level crossings on public and private roads and should develop a programme to either close or upgrade the level crossings to minimise misuse; where possible, level crossings with the highest risks should be addressed first.