Often we see railway crossings poorly signed and protected and happens that to defend them both by pedestrian and vehicular crossing, will be adopted not certified closure solutions compared to safety protection level offered by AVANTGATES vertical hydraulic pivot gates.
Normally railroad crossings are marked out by simple traffic light using simple manual bar or by both those devices.
During 2015 year in Italy we have 8 crossing railway deaths.
Title IV inside Presidential Decree No. 753 made on 11th July 1980 describes protection railways systems by crossings people or vehicles.
This legal text stipulates that railways crossings in public or private roads must be protected with common simple fast manual or automatic barriers.
With “barriers” this law include bars, gates, other equivalent closures and also crossings without any type of closures. Is the State or private company, who make the closing project, that must decide which is the best safety implant for each crossing.
AVANTGATES is the only closure system able to ensure controlled and safety access both to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, in fact, compared to the simple electromechanical barriers, Avantgates preserves the uncontrolled people entry reducing any type of associated risks being a gate and not a barier.
Compared to sliding standard horizontal gates Avantgates ensures a lower opening time and allows system operation opening also with snow (impossible for the common horizontal sliding and swing gates).
Furthermore, we could create an electrical link between railway electronic system with Avantgates electrical control board, guaranteeing opening just only when the train has moved away from the lock and when safety conditions sections are such as to ensure the crossing. It’s also possible to combine Avantgates electrical control board with a traffic lights accessory, which provides the end user an additional instrument to reducecrossing railway risk.
Another railway use of AVANTGATES vertical hydraulic pivot gates is related to disused railway line who, to avoid being paths, often need to be struck.