TITLE

Cross purpose

AUTHOR(S)
Excell, Jon
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);7/25/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7680, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the use of obstacle detection technology designed to prevent collisions at level crossings on railway networks in Great Britain. Rail Safety and Standards Board's (RSSB) plan to invite bids for a contract to develop a system that can identify dangerous obstacles; Publication of the RSSB report on the Ufton rail accident; Rail technology experts' call on Great Britain to adopt a similar approach to Japan.
ACCESSION #
17929262

 

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