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Author Topic: Misuse of level crossings - highlighting but not limited to Marlow branch  (Read 1225 times)
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« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2020, 03:46:13 pm »

From the Swindon Advertiser

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The number of near-misses and trespassing incidents on railway tracks has risen sharply, according to the Office of Rail and Road.

The rail regulator is urging people to stop taking unnecessary risks around the train lines.

Figures from Network Rail show trespassers disrupted vital passenger and freight services across Britain 1,024 times between March 23 and 26 April 26 -an average of 34 incidents a day This is a 25 per cent increase from 818 incidents in the same period last year. The ORR has followed up a number of reported incidents, and believes that in most cases, an error of judgement was the main factor.

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With a STUPID picture taken from the middle of a track illustrating the very place people should NOT linger!

Leading to a promotion of http://youvstrain.co.uk
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« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2020, 11:00:22 pm »

 I was going to point out the stupid use of the picture in the 'comments' section of the article. Someone with a familiar name beat me to it...  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2020, 11:51:36 pm »

I was going to point out the stupid use of the picture in the 'comments' section of the article. Someone with a familiar name beat me to it...  Wink

That can’t be our Graham.  He spelt advice correctly!  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2020, 06:09:56 pm »

Our Graham?

Wasn't he the announcer on ITV's Blind Date?
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« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2020, 04:38:36 am »

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BETWEEN BOURNE END AND MARLOW - FROM 16:00 HOURS THURSDAY 9 JULY 2020
From the above time and date, Mill Lane footpath crossing at 2m 29ch will be converted to an Overlay Miniature Stop Light crossing (OMSL) with audible emitter system.


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BETWEEN BOURNE END AND MARLOW - FROM 16:00 HOURS THURSDAY 9 JULY 2020
From the above time and date, Upper Thames Sailing Club User Worked Crossing at 0m 37ch will be converted to an Overlay Miniature Stop Light crossing (OMSL) with audible emitter system.
At the same time, works will be carried out to the crossing gates and the crossing surface.

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Overlay Miniature Stop Light (OMSL) level crossing

Certain level crossings are provided with overlay miniature stop light equipment. Like conventional Miniature Stop Light (MSL) crossings, these provide indications to the users of the crossings on whether it is safe to cross (green) or not safe to cross (red). The system is designed to overlay existing infrastructure without interacting with it (Note: I-OMSL type crossing will interact), however permissible speeds in the wrong direction on the approach should be identified on multiple track lines by wrong direction speed boards. The system is usually activated by wheel sensors that operate in a similar way to axle counters – when they detect a train they set the lights to red, when the train hits the strike out sensor the lights go to green.
 
Where a system failure is detected or operational scenario (e.g. train failure, engineering works) may incur the red indication for excessive periods, user indications are suppressed and the lights go into ‘dark mode’. On encountering this mode the user is directed on safe operation by the signage provided, however they can be reactivated by another train passing or through a manual reset.

All staff should note that, like axle counters, using metal tools or simply passing within a metre wearing safety boots can cause activation of these sensors, and should be avoided.

I think these are similar to the setup on the Westbury avoider, though that is silent, I think?   How many other crossings already equipped?
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« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2020, 07:07:59 am »

I think Farnborough North is one of these, or similar.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farnborough_North_railway_station#/media/File:Farnborough_north_crossing.jpg
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« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2020, 12:51:09 pm »


I think the Farnborough North one had the audio added later (audio sounds a bit like a full barrier level crossing, but continuous when a red light is showing). Might have been around the same time the monitoring hut/shed was added.

I think there are magnetic holds on the gates controlled from the hut as well?

Presumably this crossing is in one of the higher risk categories.
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« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2020, 01:20:26 pm »

Purton, just north of Swindon, and Haresfield, south of Gloucester, have a similar set up. Both are silent.
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