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Safer European Level Crossing Appraisal and Technology

Objective

Every year, more than 330 people are killed in more than 1200 accidents at road-rail level crossings in the European Union. The level crossings have been identified as being a particular weak point in road infrastructure, seriously affecting road safety. In the case of railway transport, level crossings accidents contribute to as much as 50% of all fatalities caused by railway operations. In order to help to minimise the current accident statistics SELCAT intends to carry out the following coordination activities: -To provide a knowledge base for the improvement of level crossing safety by carrying out an analysis of results of safety-related projects from FP5 and FP6 with regard to Railway and Road Transport -To provide an overview of existing and planned level crossing research in European countries and in Japan -To analyse incident and accident data and databases related to level crossings -To propose a standard for reporting level crossing accidents in European countries -To set up a common level crossing accident information system -To examine the potential for, and practicability of, existing and new technologies to improve the safety and the performance of level crossing systems. -To investigate the applicability of available risk and cost-benefit analysis methods for the classification of technological solutions for the safer interface of rail and road traffic at level crossings -To disseminate the results of SELCAT by specific workshops, special sessions at conferences and setting up a thematic Level Crossing web portal. In general the coordinating activities of SELCAT will contribute to the practical implementation of the Safety Directive of the European Parliament which prescribes a wide range of new duties of stakeholders in railway transport. By performing a deep analysis of completed and existing European research SELCAT aims to identify the future research needs for the road/rail sectors in respect of level crossing safety.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-TRANSPORT-4
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BRAUNSCHWEIG
Address
Pockelstrasse 14
Braunschweig
Germany

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Participants (23)

UNIVERSITA DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA" - DIPARTIMENTO IDRAULICA TRASPORTI E STRADE"
Italy
Address
Via Eudossiana, 18
Roma

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UNIVERSITY OF ZILINA
Slovakia
Address
Univerzitna 1
Zilina

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THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Edgbaston
Birmingham

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TODOR KABLESHKOV HIGHER SCHOOL OF TRANSPORT
Bulgaria
Address
Geo Milev 158
Sofia

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UNION INTERNATIONAL DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
Address
16 Rue Jean Rey
Paris

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ALLGEMEINER DEUTSCHER AUTOMOBIL - CLUB E. V. (ADAC E.V.)
Germany
Address
Am Westpark 8
Munchen

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INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SECURITE
France
Address
2, Avenue Du General Malleret-joinville
Arcueil

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RAIL SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD
United Kingdom
Address
Evergreen House, 160 Euston Road
London

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CENTRUM NAUKOWO-TECHNICZNE KOLEJNICTWA
Poland
Address
Chlopickiego 50
Warszawa

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DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.
Germany
Address
Linder Hoehe
Koeln

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TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
1000 Espoo

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MULTITEL
Belgium
Address
Parc Initialis, Avenue Copernic 1
Mons

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NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
40 Melton Street, Euston Square
London

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DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
Address
Potsdamer Platz 2
Berlin

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RETE FERROVIARIA ITALIANA SPA
Italy
Address
Piazza Della Croce Rossa, 1
Roma

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NATIONAL COMPANY "RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE"
Bulgaria
Address
Maria Louisa Blvd. 110
Sofia

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HUNGARY RAILWAY CAPACITY ALLOCATION OFFICE
Hungary
Address
Terez Krt. 62
Budapest

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FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENERPRISE ALL-RUSSIAN RAILWAY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Russia
Address
3-d Mytishchinskaya St., 10
Moscow

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ECOLE MOHAMMADIA D'INGENIEURS'
Morocco
Address
Avenue Ibn Sina
BP 765 rt agdal Rabat

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OFFICE NATIONAL DE CHEMIN DE FER
Morocco
Address
8 Bis, Rue Abderrahmane El Ghafiki-rabat-agdal
Rabat

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RESEARCH DESIGN AND STANDARDS ORGANIZATION
India
Address
Research Design And Standards Organization Colony
Lucknow

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CHINA ACADEMY OF RAILWAY SCIENCE
China
Address
Daluishu Road, No. 2 Haidian District
Beijing

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JOINT STOCK COMPANY RAILWAY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Russia
Address
3-d Mytishchinskaya St, 10
Moscow

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