Improvements in level crossings

Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), as a result of the improvement works made between 2002-2011 years 78 percent in road accidents decreased by the intersection of the railroad grade crossings.

According to the information collected by the AA reporter from the report prepared by the General Directorate of TCDD; In the intersections of the High Planning Board with the railway, highway, village road and similar roads, the railway is considered the main road. According to the decision of the institution or organization to which the new road in these intersections is connected is obliged to make underpasses and overpasses and take other safety measures.

According to the report, in the accidents that occur at level crossings, the public has a “perception that TCDD is flawed”. For this reason, in order to prevent accidents, TCDD recommends that institutions and organizations that own the highway, which is level crossing, make improvements. In the absence of any work, the improvement is made by TCDD and the cost is billed to the relevant institutions.

When he looks at his work TCDD in Turkey in 2002, which was reduced to 4 thousand 810 Total number of level crossing gate until 2011 3 thousand 415 pieces.

As of the end of 2011, 3 of the 415 level crossings, which were 1054, were turned into protected passages as "guard barrier", "automatic barrier" and "flasher-bell". There are only warning signs on 2 thousand 361 level crossings.

According to the report, 2014 will be transformed into a more protected gateway by the end of the 774 pieces level crossing.

On the other hand, in order to make the road crossings at the level crossings safer and more comfortable, leveling works such as rubber, composite, asphalt, wood, parquet stone are also being carried out in level crossings according to the passage traffic density of the passage.

As a result of improvements in the level crossings, the 2002-2011 period was reduced by 78. In 2002, the 189 level level crossing accident occurred. In 2011, the 42 level was a level crossing accident that killed 36 people.

According to the report, 2002 in 189, 2003 in 197, 2004 in 214, 2005 in 194, 2006 in 157, 2007 in 157, 2008 in 118, 2009 in 85, 2010 in 46, 42 in XNUMX, XNUMX in XNUMX, XNUMX in XNUMX and XNUMX in last year.

TCDD's 2023 targets

TCDD's target for level crossings in 2023 is to transform all level crossings on high-traffic lines into sub-overpass or automatic barrier gate and minimize accidents.

In the meantime, TCDD, 11 thousand 940 2023 thousand kilometers from the current lines of the 10 up to a high-speed train and 4 bin to the conventional line of 25 thousand 940 thousand kilometers is aiming to increase.

As of the end of 2010, TCDD, which carries 84 million passengers and 23,6 million tons of cargo, aims to increase its sector share, which was 2010 percent in passenger transportation in 2, to 2023 percent in 10, and its sector share, which was 5 percent in freight transportation, to 15 percent. .



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