Posted on March 01, 2011 11:06 AM
Pedestrian crossing safety at or near rail stations
The U.S. DOT Federal Railroad Administration Office of Railroad Safety issued draft guidance to railroads concerning pedestrian safety. The document includes strategies and methods to prevent pedestrian accidents, incidents, injuries, and fatalities at or near passenger rail stations. The report uses hazard analysis methods to evaluate the risk associated with the movement of pedestrians at or near passenger stations in light of the history of crashes that have resulted in serious pedestrian injuries and fatalities. The report considers:
- Train-borne audible and visual warnings.
- Station-sited audible and visual warnings.
- Swing gates.
- ADA accessibility.
[Photo "Fast Trains" by Eric Alixx Rogers on Flickr.]