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Old December 31st, 2008, 06:00 AM   #41
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High Speed Trains can "pass tru" stations at full speed if those stations are built for that ... here the Pendular pass tru at 220/228 km/h ... TGV's and others can pass stations at 300km/h ... etc etc

Speed tru level crossings is severely limited in most places ... here is as low as 140km/h (160km/h in some well protected LC) ... in the UK they even put surveilance cameras to allow safe 200km/h ... etc etc
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Old January 1st, 2009, 06:17 AM   #42
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Where tram and train lines intersect, the limit is either 15 or 30km/h, with an extremely bumpy ride. It also requires an operator in the signalbox to manually change the voltage on the overhead lines between 1500V (trains) and 600V (trams).

Back in the 1920s, there were large scale projects to eliminate these, but in the years since, these have become a lot more expensive and a lot more inconvenient. That said, there are only four or so such crossings left in the country, although waiting for the entire length of a train to pass at such a low speed is painful.
There's four left in Melbourne. I particularly like watching the Long Island steel train go over the Glenhuntly Rd crossing - even at 15km/h, you can see all those tonnes of slab steel aren't helping the track.

For those who are unfamiliar with these, here's a photo of the Gardiner one:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=255601
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 05:27 PM   #43
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Train running with full speed (? km/h) through Hoofddorp train station.
Running from Schiphol to Vlissingen and Dordrecht.


A Benelux train running with about 100km/h through Hoofddorp station.


Intercity train going to Nijmegen running through Arnhem South station.


After train station Meppel you have this railway crossing.


ICE (horning) in Zevenaar.
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Dutch Intercity train running through a train station;
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Old January 5th, 2009, 08:05 PM   #46
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Russia – 200 km/h through station:

http://video.mail.ru/mail/cyg-aleksej/540/538.html
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I happened to find myself waiting at this three-track level crossing earlier today. Between the pair of trains that plied the crossing in the same direction independently of one another, I was the only of us ten pedestrians who waited for the crossing barriers to rise, yield to roadway traffic I guess that might've been 'we four of 40' had the first train been 120 cars long instead of 30, plus the other (single-loco-single-boxcar!) train took only the further 35 seconds to arrive at the crossing.

The weather? Not overly cold, although blustery, poor visibility due to the heavy snowfall, altogether with slippery pavement and tracks.
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The very same level crossing on the autoroute (a.k.a. the Trans Canada Highway, freeway, motorway, controlled-
access highway
, maximum-100KPH-minimum-60KPH road) featured (sorry, embedding's been disabled to each
of the last four videos):











Notice there being no barrier, no advance prepare-to-stop flashing warning light (like the following Australasian examples)
preceding the crossings either direction, hard brakings, many infracting motorists, no simultaneous activation of
the crossings



clickable...
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Railway crossing. Branch line in Linköping, Sweden.
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Interesting contraptions embedded in the roadway:

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In light of the recent Metro North crossing accident here in New York. Is there any crossing obstruction detection systems used in Europe? And is there CCTV at most busy crossings?
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Not in Sweden afaik. I used to work a block from a very busy crossing in an old suburb here in Stockholm and there were afaik no detection systems or CCTV. Looked like the one NordikNerd posted three posts ago.
/thankfully that crossing will be removed when that whole section is put under ground (and four-tracked).
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In Latvia most of the busiest crossings have CCTV. While others are staffed with an actual human who can have a better view and signal the driver if anything is wrong.

(the women in the hi-vis vest in the hut is the staff, obviously)
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We have a few intersection crossings here in New Jersey.


NJT RiverLINE at Riverside
by Nexis4Jersey09, on Flickr


NJT RiverLINE at Riverside
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https://maps.google.com/maps?q=River...,70.52,,0,7.68
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Some Streets come with a flashing warning sign. Its usually placed on roads with crossings that are partial obstructed either by a hill or curve...


Rainbow Crossing Warning Signal
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