Trialling low-cost level crossing warning devices in Australia

Wullems, Christian, Baker, Ross, Beh, Gregory, Upton, Peter, & Wayth, Rod (2013) Trialling low-cost level crossing warning devices in Australia. In 10th World Congress on Rail Research (WCRR 2013), 25-28 November 2013, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia.


This paper discusses the methodology and design of the Cooperative Research Centre for Rail Innovation’s national low-cost level crossing trial programme currently being conducted in Australia.

Three suppliers of innovative low-cost level crossing warning devices were chosen through a tendering and evaluation process. The paper outlines the acceptance criteria that were used to select the suppliers and describes the different types of train detection technologies and innovative cost- reduction solutions that are being tested as part of the trial. The trial is being hosted by three major railways in three different regions in Australia, where systems from the three suppliers have been installed parallel to a baseline conventional track-circuit based level crossing at each site.

The paper discusses our experience to date, the trialling process and the challenges that the project has confronted in order to develop a nationally consistent trialling programme.

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ID Code: 65161
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Level crossings, Low cost, Trial, CRC for Rail Innovation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Rail Transportation and Freight Services (150702)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 05 Dec 2013 22:30
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 05:24

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