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					European Road/Rail Interface Strategy



                                                         Road/Railway Interface Strategy Action Plan – 2009



                                                                                                  Indicative Cost /
                       Action                          Benefit/ Outcome          Responsibility                        Anticipated Timing        Status         Champion
                                                                                                       Budget

  Objectives of the Strategy

      1. Engagement: encourage society to recognise the multi-modality of the road/rail interface and work closely with the road and rail sectors and the governmental
         agencies to help reduce risk levels at level crossings, building on the work of ELCF, SELCAT and DG TREN report of 2003.

      2. Education: address Road User Behaviour through introduction of safety increasing measures (education, campaigns, etc.) on European level

      3. Enforcement: promote the development of links with the law enforcement agencies to cultivate a systematic approach to code of the route violations.



  Headlines would include:

                  Survey - Benchmarking community attitudes/behaviour at level crossings in the Member States

                  Communication – European/National mass media and community education programs

                  Education & Enforcement Pilot - Establish ground rules to aid development & implementation of education & enforcement

                  European Workshop - Information exchange

                  Inventory - Tap into existing behavioural programs in the Member States

                  Webpage - One stop shop – The Level Crossing Network www.levelcrossing.net



  The following are a series of more detailed actions that could be considered

    ELCF4f9529f1-38e9-4ca2-b9f1-024de9ff1002.doc2009                                                                                                                 -1-
European Road/Rail Interface Strategy



                                                               Road/Railway Interface Strategy Action Plan – 2009



                                                                                                                      Indicative Cost /
                            Action                          Benefit/ Outcome                   Responsibility                             Anticipated Timing   Status   Champion
                                                                                                                           Budget

  1.        Develop and extend ELCF team and          improve safety at all railway level   DG TREN/ERA using                                  2009
            broaden its capabilities to consider       crossings                             the existing ELCF
            and supervise the implementation of                                              structure and
                                                      bring value for money (by
            the European Road/Rail Interface                                                 expertise as a think
                                                       pooling resources)
            Strategy Plan                                                                    tank to generate input
                                                      provide economies of scale            (database issue…)
                                                      have a greater impact of the
                                                       messages to society
                                                      better coordinated activity,
                                                       resulting in the most cost
                                                       effective outcomes
  2.        Develop and strengthen links with         Influence their work so as to         DG TREN/ERA using                                  2009
            the work of those agencies,                support their collaboration with      the existing ELCF
            authorities and other bodies whose         rail companies in reducing risk at    structure and
            actions and decisions affect the use       level crossings. (Car                 expertise as a think
            of level crossings                         manufacturers, GPS                    tank to generate input
                                                       developers…)

                                                      Create a central database and
                                                                                             ELCF to provide any
                                                       improve incident collection
                                                                                             help needed by DG
                                                                                             TREN/ERA in this
                                                                                             task




       ELCF4f9529f1-38e9-4ca2-b9f1-024de9ff1002.doc2009                                                                                                                     -2-
European Road/Rail Interface Strategy



                                                                  Road/Railway Interface Strategy Action Plan – 2009



                                                                                                                      Indicative Cost /
                           Action                             Benefit/ Outcome                  Responsibility                            Anticipated Timing       Status   Champion
                                                                                                                           Budget

  3.        Develop links with other key             Encourage the development of joint DGTREN/ERA using                                      2009/10
            stakeholders areas such as:               programmes that will promote risk     the existing ELCF
                                                      reduction and see cost advantages     structure and expertise
                 law enforcement agencies
                                                      (rail company insurance premiums) as a think tank to
                 the insurance sector                                                      generate input
                                                     Promote a systematic approach to
                                                      code of the route violations.

  4.        Coordinate a European awareness          Spreads the level crossing safety      DGTREN using the                                June 2009        
            day                                       message deeper into the                existing ELCF
                                                      community in a managed and cost-       structure, expertise
                                                      effective manner (European             and experience as a
            Investigate education, information        awareness campaign adding value        think tank to generate
            and awareness campaigns for all           to national initiatives + ERSC)        input
            stakeholders and creating a                                                                                                         2009
                                                     Addresses stakeholder education        ELCF to develope
            database with best practices (public,
                                                      and information strategic issue,       levelcrossing.net as a
            engineers, police etc) integrated
                                                      including rail industry involvement    platform for
            with other road safety campaigns.
                                                      and notably police forces              exchanging best
                                                                                             practices
                                                     Targeted publicity on a pan-
                                                      European basis

                                                     Improved car and truck driver
                                                      response.




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European Road/Rail Interface Strategy



                                                               Road/Railway Interface Strategy Action Plan – 2009



                                                                                                                       Indicative Cost /
                          Action                           Benefit/ Outcome                    Responsibility                                  Anticipated Timing       Status   Champion
                                                                                                                            Budget

  5.        Review and evaluate regulation        Identify sanctions available for level  Member                                                                
            enforcement practices.                 crossing infringements.                    States/NSAs/ILGGRI

                                                  Determination of level and extent of
                                                   sanctions actually imposed.

                                                  An understanding of whether the
                                                   level, extent or change in sanctions
                                                   is statistically associated with
                                                   changes in identified risk-taking
                                                   behaviours.

  6         Review of private level crossings     Determine the standards currently                                                                              
                                                   in existence across Europe

                                                  Risk assess those current
                                                   standards (eg road width, controls,
                                                   road surface)

                                                  Identify opportunities for
                                                   improvements/harmonisation

                                                  Conduct cost benefit of
                                                   improvement options




       ELCF4f9529f1-38e9-4ca2-b9f1-024de9ff1002.doc2009                                                                                                                              -4-

				
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