Accident rates are comparatively high at level crossings in the railway system. This marks the initial situation for the work of the research project “potential analysis for the optimisation of the safety at level crossings”, which was set up by the Federal Railway Authority (EBA). Its aim was to identify potential improvement measures in order to avert accidents at level crossings. CERSS Kompetenzzentrum Bahnsicherungstechnik conducted the analyses in cooperation with the chair of railway signalling and transport safety (Dresden University of Technology).
In this research project, numerous reasonable and appropriate measures for the enhancement of safety at level crossings at state-owned railways were identified and evaluated. A recommendation catalogue of optimisation measures for level crossings at state-owned railways was developed. The results will be published in a final report as well as in an article.