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Level crossing

Index Level crossing

A level crossing is an intersection where a railway line crosses a road or path at the same level, as opposed to the railway line crossing over or under using a bridge or tunnel. [1]

179 relations: Aircraft, All-way stop, Asphalt, Austria, Belfast–Derry line, Belgium, Bergen, Billups Neon Crossing Signal, BNSF Railway, Bollard, Boom barrier, Boston, Braking distance, Brebes Regency, Brezno train accident, Bridge, Bulgaria, Canadian National Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway, Chūō Main Line, Checksum, Chicago, Chris Cairns, Christchurch, CNN International, Concrete mixer, Crossbuck, CSX Transportation, Daniel Andrews, Dorion level crossing accident, Driver's license, Europe, European Union, European Union Agency for Railways, Eurostat, Fairfax Media, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Flagman (rail), Florida East Coast Railway, Four-quadrant gate, France, Gerogery level crossing accident, Gibraltar International Airport, Gisborne Airport, Gisborne, New Zealand, Glossary of rail transport terms, Government of Victoria, Grade crossing signals, Grade separation, ..., Headway, Hixon rail crash, Holmenkollen Line, Honeywell, Horse-drawn vehicle, Ian Allan Publishing, Illinois, Indonesian Railway Company, Industrial spur, Intersection (road), Interurban, Jakarta, Japan, Kerang train accident, Kereta Commuter Indonesia, Keretapi Tanah Melayu, Kill switch, KiwiRail, Langenweddingen level crossing disaster, Lärbro, Light rail, Light Rail (MTR), List of traffic collisions, Lists of rail accidents, Lockington rail crash, Los Angeles Times, Madison, Wisconsin, Malaysia, Manfalut railway accident, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Marhanets train accident, Mass, Melbourne, Michigan, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Monroe, Wisconsin, Morse code, Nagoya, Nagpur level crossing disaster, National Railway Historical Society, NBC, New Taiwan dollar, Ngawi Regency, Norfolk Southern Railway, NZ Transport Agency, Osaka, Oslo, Overtaking, Pacific Electric, Palmerston North–Gisborne Line, Parking, Patent, Peninsular Malaysia, Pertamina, Polgahawela level crossing accident, Purwokerto, Rail transport in Taiwan, RailCorp, Railway electrification in Malaysia, Railway electrification system, Rapid transit, Reserved track, Reuters, Right-of-way (transportation), Road, Rolleston, New Zealand, Ross Branch, Route nationale, Runway, Santa Clara, California, Singapore, South Island, Southerner (New Zealand train), Sri Lanka, St. Louis, Stop sign, Stopping sight distance, Swedish Rail Administration, Swedish Transport Administration, Sydney Airport, Taieri Gorge, Taipei, Taipei Metro, Taiwan Railways Administration, Taiwan under Japanese rule, Tamsui railway line, Tamsui–Xinyi line, Tanjong Pagar railway station, Territorial authorities of New Zealand, TGV, Thailand, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Third rail, Thomson Reuters, Tokyo, Track circuit, Traffic code, Traffic guard, Traffic light, Traffic signal preemption, Trail, Train horn, Train station, Tram, Tribune Media, Tunnel, Ufton Nervet rail crash, Union Pacific Railroad, United States Department of Transportation, Valhalla train crash, Viaduct, Vicinal tramway, Villa Soldati level crossing tragedy, Visby, Visby Airport, Wayside horn, West Coast line (Taiwan), Whistle post, Wigwag (railroad), Winston Churchill Avenue, Wisconsin and Southern Railroad, Woodlands Train Checkpoint, Yield sign, 1995 Fox River Grove bus–train collision, 1999 Bourbonnais, Illinois, train crash, 2005 Glendale train crash, 2011 Flores rail crash, 2013 Ottawa bus-train crash. Expand index (129 more) »

Aircraft

An aircraft is a machine that is able to fly by gaining support from the air.

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All-way stop

An all-way stop (or four-way stop when there are four approaches to the intersection) is an intersection system used predominantly in the United States of America, SADC, Liberia and Canada where traffic approaching it from all directions is required to stop before proceeding through the intersection.

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Asphalt

Asphalt, also known as bitumen, is a sticky, black, and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum.

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Austria

Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.8 million people in Central Europe.

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Belfast–Derry line

The Belfast–Londonderry line (referred to as the Derry~Londonderry Line by NI Railways) runs from Belfast to Derry in Northern Ireland.

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Belgium

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.

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Bergen

Bergen, historically Bjørgvin, is a city and municipality in Hordaland on the west coast of Norway.

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Billups Neon Crossing Signal

The Billups Neon Crossing Signal was a prototypical grade crossing signal installed at a dangerous Illinois Central crossing on Mississippi Highway 7 (now Mississippi Highway 332) in Grenada, Mississippi.

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BNSF Railway

The BNSF Railway Company is the largest freight railroad network in North America, followed by the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) in second place, its primary competitor for Western U.S. freight.

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Bollard

A bollard is a sturdy, short, vertical post.

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Boom barrier

A boom barrier, also known as a boom gate, is a bar, or pole pivoted to allow the boom to block vehicular access through a controlled point.

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Boston

Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.

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Braking distance

Braking distance refers to the distance a vehicle will travel from the point when its brakes are fully applied to when it comes to a complete stop.

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Brebes Regency

For the capital of this regency see Brebes, Brebes Brebes (ꦧꦽꦧꦼꦱ꧀) is a regency (kabupaten) in the northwestern part of Central Java province in Indonesia.

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Brezno train accident

The Brezno train accident was a train accident which occurred close to Brezno, Slovakia, on 21 February 2009, when a train collided with a tourist coach on a level crossing.

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Bridge

A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles without closing the way underneath such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle.

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Bulgaria

Bulgaria (България, tr.), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Република България, tr.), is a country in southeastern Europe.

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Canadian National Railway

The Canadian National Railway Company (Compagnie des chemins de fer nationaux du Canada) is a Canadian Class I freight railway headquartered in Montreal, Quebec that serves Canada and the Midwestern and Southern United States.

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Canadian Pacific Railway

The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), also known formerly as CP Rail between 1968 and 1996, is a historic Canadian Class I railroad incorporated in 1881.

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Chūō Main Line

The, commonly called the Chūō Line, is one of the major trunk railway lines in Japan.

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Checksum

A checksum is a small-sized datum derived from a block of digital data for the purpose of detecting errors which may have been introduced during its transmission or storage.

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Chicago

Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.

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Chris Cairns

Christopher Lance Cairns, ONZM (born 13 June 1970) is a former New Zealand cricketer and former ODI captain, who played for the Black Caps as an all-rounder.

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Christchurch

Christchurch (Ōtautahi) is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Canterbury Region.

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CNN International

CNN International (CNNI), simply referred to on the channel as CNN, is an international 24-hour English language cable, satellite, IPTV and digital terrestrial television channel that is operated by CNN.

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Concrete mixer

A concrete mixer (often colloquially called a cement mixer) is a device that homogeneously combines cement, aggregate such as sand or gravel, and water to form concrete.

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Crossbuck

A crossbuck is a sign composed of two slats of wood or metal of equal length, fastened together on a pole in a saltire formation (resembling the letter X).

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CSX Transportation

CSX Transportation is a Class I railroad operating in the eastern United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

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Daniel Andrews

Daniel Michael Andrews (born 6 July 1972) is an Australian politician who is the 48th Premier of Victoria, a post he has held since 2014.

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Dorion level crossing accident

The Dorion level crossing accident occurred on October 7, 1966, when a school bus carrying 42 students was struck by a CN Rail freight train travelling at full speed in Dorion, Quebec, Canada (now a part of Vaudreuil-Dorion).

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Driver's license

A driver's license is an official document permitting a specific individual to operate one or more types of motorized vehicles, such as a motorcycle, car, truck, or bus on a public road.

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Europe

Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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European Union

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of EUnum member states that are located primarily in Europe.

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European Union Agency for Railways

The European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) is the agency of the European Union (EU) that sets mandatory requirements for European railways and manufacturers in the form of Technical Specifications for Interoperability, which apply to the Trans-European Rail system.

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Eurostat

Eurostat is a Directorate-General of the European Commission located in Luxembourg.

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Fairfax Media

Fairfax Media Limited (formerly John Fairfax and Sons) is one of the largest media companies in Australia and New Zealand, with investments in newspaper, magazines, radio and digital properties.

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Federal Highway Administration

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a division of the United States Department of Transportation that specializes in highway transportation.

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Federal Railroad Administration

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is an agency in the United States Department of Transportation (DOT).

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Flagman (rail)

On the railroads, a flagman is an employee of the railroad who is assigned to protect contractors or anyone performing work on a railroad right of way.

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Florida East Coast Railway

The Florida East Coast Railway is a Class II railroad operating in the U.S. state of Florida.

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Four-quadrant gate

A four-quadrant gate is a type of boom barrier gate protecting a grade crossing.

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France

France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.

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Gerogery level crossing accident

The Gerogery level crossing accident was a vehicle-train crash that occurred at Bells Road on the Olympic Highway, where it crossed the Main Southern railway in Gerogery, New South Wales, Australia.

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Gibraltar International Airport

Gibraltar International Airport or North Front Airport is the civilian airport that serves the British overseas territory of Gibraltar.

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Gisborne Airport

Gisborne Airport is a regional airport on the outskirts of Gisborne on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand.

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Gisborne, New Zealand

Gisborne (Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa "Great standing place of Kiwa") is a city in northeastern New Zealand and the largest settlement in the Gisborne District (or Gisborne Region).

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Glossary of rail transport terms

Rail terminology is a form of technical terminology.

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Government of Victoria

The Government of Victoria is the executive administrative authority of the Australian state of Victoria.

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Grade crossing signals

Grade crossing signals are the electronic warning devices for road vehicles at railroad grade crossings.

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Grade separation

Grade separation is the name given to a method of aligning a junction of two or more surface transport axes at different heights (grades) so that they will not disrupt the traffic flow on other transit routes when they cross each other.

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Headway

Headway is a measurement of the distance or time between vehicles in a transit system.

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Hixon rail crash

On 6 January 1968, a low-loader transporter carrying a 120-ton electrical transformer was struck by an express train on a recently installed automatic level crossing at Hixon in Staffordshire, England.

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Holmenkollen Line

The Holmenkollen Line (Holmenkollbanen) is an Oslo Metro line which runs between Majorstuen and Nordmarka in Oslo, Norway.

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Honeywell

Honeywell International Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate company that produces a variety of commercial and consumer products, engineering services and aerospace systems for a wide variety of customers, from private consumers to major corporations and governments.

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Horse-drawn vehicle

A horse-drawn vehicle is a mechanized piece of equipment pulled by one horse or by a team of horses.

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Ian Allan Publishing

Ian Allan Publishing is a UK publisher, established in 1942, which specialised in transport books.

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Illinois

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.

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Indonesian Railway Company

PT Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero) (English: Indonesian Railways Company) is the major operator of public railways in Indonesia.

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Industrial spur

An industrial spur is a type of secondary track used by railroads to allow customers at a location to load and unload railcars without interfering with other railroad operations.

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Intersection (road)

An intersection is an at-grade junction where two or more roads meet or cross.

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Interurban

The interurban (or radial railway) is a type of electric railway, with streetcar-like light electric self-propelled railcars which run within and between cities or towns.

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Jakarta

Jakarta, officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta (Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia.

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Japan

Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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Kerang train accident

The Kerang train accident occurred on 5 June 2007 at about 13:40 AEST in the Australian state of Victoria, approximately north of the town of Kerang in the state's northwest, and north-northwest of the city of Melbourne.

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Kereta Commuter Indonesia

KA Commuter line is a commuter rail system for Jakarta Metropolitan Area in Indonesia.

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Keretapi Tanah Melayu

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTM) (Jawi: كريتاڤي تانه ملايو برحد) or Malayan Railways Limited is the main rail operator in Peninsular Malaysia.

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Kill switch

A kill switch, also known as an emergency stop (e-stop) and as an emergency power off (EPO), is a safety mechanism used to shut off machinery in an emergency, when it cannot be shut down in the usual manner.

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KiwiRail

KiwiRail Holdings Limited is a New Zealand State-owned enterprise responsible for rail operations in New Zealand.

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Langenweddingen level crossing disaster

The Langenweddingen rail disaster near Magdeburg in East Germany caused 94 deaths.

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Lärbro

Lärbro is a locality on the Swedish island of Gotland, with 963 inhabitants in 2014.

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Light rail

Light rail, light rail transit (LRT), or fast tram is a form of urban rail transport using rolling stock similar to a tramway, but operating at a higher capacity, and often on an exclusive right-of-way.

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Light Rail (MTR)

The Light Rail, also known as the Light Rail Transit (LRT), is a light rail system in Hong Kong, serving the northwestern New Territories, within Tuen Mun District and Yuen Long District.

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List of traffic collisions

This list of traffic collisions records serious road crashes: those that have a large death toll, occurred in unusual circumstances, or have some other historical significance.

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Lists of rail accidents

This is the list of rail accident lists.

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Lockington rail crash

The Lockington rail crash occurred on 26 July 1986 at Lockington, England, when the 09:33 passenger train from to Kingston upon Hull on the Hull to Scarborough Line hit a Ford Escort van on a level crossing.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.

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Madison, Wisconsin

Madison is the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the seat of Dane County.

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Malaysia

Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia.

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Manfalut railway accident

The Manfalut railway accident occurred on 17 November 2012 when a school bus, which was carrying about 70 school children between four and six years old, was hit by a train on a rail crossing near Manfalut, Egypt, 350 km (230 miles) south of the Egyptian capital Cairo.

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Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is a document issued by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) to specify the standards by which traffic signs, road surface markings, and signals are designed, installed, and used.

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Marhanets train accident

The Marhanets train accident occurred on 12 October 2010, at Marhanets, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine when a train collided with a passenger bus on a railroad level crossing.

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Mass

Mass is both a property of a physical body and a measure of its resistance to acceleration (a change in its state of motion) when a net force is applied.

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Melbourne

Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Michigan

Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States.

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Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

The, abbreviated MLIT, is a ministry of the Japanese government.

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Monroe, Wisconsin

Monroe, known as "the Swiss Cheese Capital of the USA", is a city in and the county seat of Green County, Wisconsin, United States.

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Morse code

Morse code is a method of transmitting text information as a series of on-off tones, lights, or clicks that can be directly understood by a skilled listener or observer without special equipment.

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Nagoya

is the largest city in the Chūbu region of Japan.

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Nagpur level crossing disaster

The Nagpur level crossing disaster was an accident that occurred on 3 February 2005, when a crowded trailer being towed by a tractor was hit by a train near the village of Kanan, 20 km from Nagpur in Maharashtra, India, causing 58 fatalities.

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National Railway Historical Society

The National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) is a non-profit organization established in 1935 in the United States to promote interest in, and appreciation for the historical development of railroads.

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NBC

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.

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New Taiwan dollar

New Taiwan dollar (sign: NT$; code: TWD) is the official currency of Taiwan.

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Ngawi Regency

Ngawi is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia.

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Norfolk Southern Railway

The Norfolk Southern Railway is a Class I railroad in the United States.

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NZ Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA; Waka Kotahi) is a New Zealand Crown entity tasked with promoting safe and functional transport by land, including the responsibility for driver and vehicle licensing, investigating rail accidents and administering the New Zealand state highway network.

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Osaka

() is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan.

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Oslo

Oslo (rarely) is the capital and most populous city of Norway.

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Overtaking

Overtaking or passing is the act of one vehicle going past another slower moving vehicle, travelling in the same direction, on a road.

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Pacific Electric

The Pacific Electric, nicknamed the Red Cars, was a privately owned mass transit system in Southern California consisting of electrically powered streetcars, interurban cars, and buses and was the largest electric railway system in the world in the 1920s.

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Palmerston North–Gisborne Line

The Palmerston North–Gisborne Line (PNGL) is a secondary main line railway in the North Island of New Zealand.

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Parking

Parking is the act of stopping and disengaging a vehicle and leaving it unoccupied.

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Patent

A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state or intergovernmental organization to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention.

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Peninsular Malaysia

Peninsular Malaysia also known as Malaya or West Malaysia, is the part of Malaysia which lies on the Malay Peninsula and surrounding islands.

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Pertamina

PT Pertamina (Persero) or Pertamina (was Perusahaan Pertambangan Minyak dan Gas Bumi Negara, lit. 'State Oil and Natural Gas Mining Company') is an Indonesian state-owned oil and natural gas corporation based in Jakarta.

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Polgahawela level crossing accident

On April 27, 2005, at Polgahawela in Sri Lanka, a serious bus accident occurred on a level crossing.

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Purwokerto

Purwokerto is a town on the island of Java, Indonesia.

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Rail transport in Taiwan

Rail transport in Taiwan consists of 1691.8 km (as of 2015) of railway networks.

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RailCorp

Rail Corporation New South Wales (RailCorp) is an agency of the State of New South Wales, Australia established under the Transport Administration Act 1988 in 2004.

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Railway electrification in Malaysia

Railway electrification in Malaysia is a relatively recent development of rail transport in Malaysia.

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Railway electrification system

A railway electrification system supplies electric power to railway trains and trams without an on-board prime mover or local fuel supply.

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Rapid transit

Rapid transit or mass rapid transit, also known as heavy rail, metro, MRT, subway, tube, U-Bahn or underground, is a type of high-capacity public transport generally found in urban areas.

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Reserved track

Reserved track, in tram transport terminology, is track on ground exclusively for trams.

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Reuters

Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

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Right-of-way (transportation)

A right-of-way (ROW) is a right to make a way over a piece of land, usually to and from another piece of land.

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Road

A road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two places that has been paved or otherwise improved to allow travel by foot or some form of conveyance, including a motor vehicle, cart, bicycle, or horse.

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Rolleston, New Zealand

Rolleston is the seat and largest town in the Selwyn District, in the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island.

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Ross Branch

| The Ross Branch, officially known as the Hokitika Line since 2011, and previously as the Hokitika Industrial Line, is a branch line railway that forms part of New Zealand's national rail network.

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Route nationale

A route nationale, or simply nationale, is a trunk road in France.

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Runway

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a runway is a "defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft".

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Santa Clara, California

Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California.

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Singapore

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.

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South Island

The South Island (Māori: Te Waipounamu) is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the smaller but more populous North Island.

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Southerner (New Zealand train)

The Southerner was a passenger express train in New Zealand's South Island between Christchurch and Invercargill along the South Island Main Trunk, that ran from Tuesday, 1 December 1970 to Sunday, 10 February 2002.

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.

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Stop sign

A stop sign is a traffic sign to notify drivers that they must come to a complete stop and make sure no other cars are coming before proceeding.

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Stopping sight distance

Stopping Sight distance is one of several types of sight distance used in road design.

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Swedish Rail Administration

The Swedish Rail Administration (Banverket) was a Swedish State administrative authority which acted as owner on behalf of the State and maintained virtually all main railway lines in Sweden; except for short sidings for freight, heritage railways, the Stockholm Metro, local railways in the Stockholm area (Roslagsbanan & Saltsjöbanan), and the tramways in Gothenburg, Norrköping and Stockholm.

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Swedish Transport Administration

The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) is a government agency in Sweden, controlled by the Riksdag and the Government of Sweden.

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Sydney Airport

Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (colloquially Mascot Airport, Kingsford Smith Airport, or Sydney Airport) is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km (5 mi) south of Sydney city centre, in the suburb of Mascot.

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Taieri Gorge

The Taieri Gorge is located on the Taieri River, in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Taipei

Taipei, officially known as Taipei City, is the capital and a special municipality of Taiwan (officially known as the Republic of China, "ROC").

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Taipei Metro

Taipei MRT (mass rapid transit), branded as Taipei Metro, is a rapid transit system serving greater Taipei, Taiwan.

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Taiwan Railways Administration

The Taiwan Railways Administration is an agency of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Taiwan responsible for managing, maintaining, and running passenger and freight services on 1097 km of conventional railroad lines in Taiwan.

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Taiwan under Japanese rule

Taiwan under Japanese rule is the period between 1895 and 1945 in which the island of Taiwan (including the Penghu Islands) was a dependency of the Empire of Japan, after Qing China lost the First Sino-Japanese War to Japan and ceded Taiwan Province in the Treaty of Shimonoseki.

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Tamsui railway line

The Tamsui line was a Taiwanese railroad branch line, located in the cities of Taipei and New Taipei and operated by the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA).

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Tamsui–Xinyi line

The Tamsui–Xinyi line or Red line (code R) is a line of the Taipei Metro.

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Tanjong Pagar railway station

Tanjong Pagar railway station (Stesen Keretapi Tanjong Pagar;; தஞ்சோங் பகார் ரயில் நிலையம்), also called Singapore railway station (Stesen Keretapi Singapura;; சிங்கப்பூர் ரயில் நிலையம்) or Keppel Road railway station, is a former railway station located at 30 Keppel Road in Singapore.

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Territorial authorities of New Zealand

Territorial authorities are the second tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils.

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TGV

The TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse, "high-speed train") is France's intercity high-speed rail service, operated by the SNCF, the state-owned national rail operator.

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Thailand

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a unitary state at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces.

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The Age

The Age is a daily newspaper that has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily compact newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney, Australia.

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Third rail

A third rail is a method of providing electric power to a railway locomotive or train, through a semi-continuous rigid conductor placed alongside or between the rails of a railway track.

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Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters Corporation is a Canadian multinational mass media and information firm.

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Tokyo

, officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and has been the capital since 1869.

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Track circuit

A track circuit is a simple electrical device used to detect the absence of a train on rail tracks, used to inform signallers and control relevant signals.

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Traffic code

Traffic code (also motor vehicle code) refers to the collection of local statutes, regulations, ordinances and rules that have been officially adopted in the United States to govern the orderly operation and interaction of motor vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians and others upon the public (and sometimes private) ways.

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Traffic guard

A traffic guard, traffic controller, flagman, or flagger is a person who directs traffic through a construction site or other temporary traffic control zone past an area using gestures, signs or flags.

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Traffic light

Traffic lights, also known as traffic signals, traffic lamps, traffic semaphore, signal lights, stop lights, robots (in South Africa and most of Africa), and traffic control signals (in technical parlance), are signalling devices positioned at road intersections, pedestrian crossings, and other locations to control flows of traffic.

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Traffic signal preemption

Traffic signal preemption (also called traffic signal prioritization) is a type of system that allows the normal operation of traffic lights to be preempted.

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Trail

A trail is usually a path, track or unpaved lane or road.

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Train horn

A train horn is a powerful air horn that serves as an audible warning device on electric and Diesel locomotives.

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Train station

A train station, railway station, railroad station, or depot (see below) is a railway facility or area where trains regularly stop to load or unload passengers or freight.

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Tram

A tram (also tramcar; and in North America streetcar, trolley or trolley car) is a rail vehicle which runs on tramway tracks along public urban streets, and also sometimes on a segregated right of way.

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Tribune Media

Tribune Media, also known as Tribune Media Company and formerly known as the Tribune Company, is an American conglomerate that is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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Tunnel

A tunnel is an underground passageway, dug through the surrounding soil/earth/rock and enclosed except for entrance and exit, commonly at each end.

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Ufton Nervet rail crash

The Ufton Nervet rail crash was a collision between a train and car near Ufton Nervet, Berkshire, England, in 2004.

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Union Pacific Railroad

The Union Pacific Railroad (or Union Pacific Railroad Company and simply Union Pacific) is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago and New Orleans.

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United States Department of Transportation

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation.

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Valhalla train crash

On the evening of February 3, 2015, a commuter train on Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line struck a passenger car at a grade crossing near Valhalla, New York, United States, between the Valhalla and Mount Pleasant stations, killing six people and injuring 15 others, seven very seriously.

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Viaduct

A viaduct is a bridge composed of several small spans for crossing a valley, dry or wetland, or forming an overpass or flyover.

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Vicinal tramway

The Tramways vicinaux or Buurtspoorwegen were a system of narrow-gauge tramways or local railways in Belgium, which covered the whole country and had a greater route length than the mainline railway system.

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Villa Soldati level crossing tragedy

The Villa Soldati level crossing disaster occurred on the morning of June 11, 1962 in Villa Soldati, Buenos Aires, when, in dense fog, a train struck a municipal bus carrying schoolchildren to kindergarten.

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Visby

Visby is a locality and the seat of Gotland Municipality in Gotland County, on the island of Gotland, Sweden with 24,330 inhabitants,.

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Visby Airport

Visby Airport, is located about north of Visby, Gotland, Sweden.

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Wayside horn

A wayside horn is an audible signal used at railroad crossings.

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West Coast line (Taiwan)

West Coast Line or Main Line is a railway line of the Taiwan Railway Administration running along Taiwan's densely populated western corridor.

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Whistle post

A whistle post (or whistle board), in railroad usage, is a sign marking a location where a locomotive engineer is required to sound the horn or whistle.

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Wigwag (railroad)

Wigwag is the nickname given to a type of railroad grade crossing signal once common in North America, named for the pendulum-like motion it used to signal the approach of a train.

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Winston Churchill Avenue

Winston Churchill Avenue is an arterial road in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar.

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Wisconsin and Southern Railroad

The Wisconsin and Southern Railroad is a Class II regional railroad in southern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois currently operated by Watco Companies.

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Woodlands Train Checkpoint

Woodlands Train Checkpoint (abbreviated as WTCP, also known as Woodlands CIQ) is a railway station and border checkpoint in Woodlands, Singapore.

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Yield sign

In road transport, a yield or give way sign indicates that each driver must prepare to stop if necessary to let a driver on another approach proceed.

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1995 Fox River Grove bus–train collision

The 1995 Fox River Grove bus–train collision was a grade crossing collision that killed seven students riding aboard a school bus in Fox River Grove, Illinois, on the morning of October 25, 1995.

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1999 Bourbonnais, Illinois, train crash

The 1999 Bourbonnais, Illinois, train crash was a collision between Amtrak's southbound City of New Orleans passenger train and a semi-trailer truck in the village of Bourbonnais, Illinois, near the city of Kankakee.

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2005 Glendale train crash

The 2005 Glendale train crash is the second-deadliest incident in the history of Metrolink, the commuter railroad in the Los Angeles, California, area.

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2011 Flores rail crash

The 2011 Flores rail crash occurred at 06.23 ART on 13 September 2011 when a bus on a level crossing at Flores rail station, in the Flores barrio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was hit by a train on the Sarmiento Line, heading for Moreno.

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2013 Ottawa bus-train crash

The Ottawa bus-train crash was a collision that occurred between a OC Transpo double-decker bus and a Via Rail train in the Ottawa suburb of Barrhaven on 18 September 2013, that killed six people.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Level_crossing

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