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Safer European Level Crossing Appraisal and Technology

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 31487

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    30 June 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 255 016

  • EU contribution

    € 1 255 016

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

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.

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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BRAUNSCHWEIG

Address

Pockelstrasse 14
Braunschweig

Germany

Participants (23)

UNIVERSITA DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA" - DIPARTIMENTO IDRAULICA TRASPORTI E STRADE"

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF ZILINA

Slovakia

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

TODOR KABLESHKOV HIGHER SCHOOL OF TRANSPORT

Bulgaria

UNION INTERNATIONAL DES CHEMINS DE FER

France

ALLGEMEINER DEUTSCHER AUTOMOBIL - CLUB E. V. (ADAC E.V.)

Germany

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SECURITE

France

RAIL SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD

United Kingdom

CENTRUM NAUKOWO-TECHNICZNE KOLEJNICTWA

Poland

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.

Germany

TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

Finland

MULTITEL

Belgium

NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LTD

United Kingdom

DEUTSCHE BAHN AG

Germany

RETE FERROVIARIA ITALIANA SPA

Italy

NATIONAL COMPANY "RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE"

Bulgaria

HUNGARY RAILWAY CAPACITY ALLOCATION OFFICE

Hungary

FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENERPRISE ALL-RUSSIAN RAILWAY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Russia

ECOLE MOHAMMADIA D'INGENIEURS'

Morocco

OFFICE NATIONAL DE CHEMIN DE FER

Morocco

RESEARCH DESIGN AND STANDARDS ORGANIZATION

India

CHINA ACADEMY OF RAILWAY SCIENCE

China

JOINT STOCK COMPANY RAILWAY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Russia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 31487

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    30 June 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 255 016

  • EU contribution

    € 1 255 016

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany