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  1. #181
    Quote Originally Posted by jhb171achill View Post
    Re. bridges; there's a simple solution. Build those extremely rigid steel bars across the road either side of them. Thus: driver wrecks his vehicle on contact, but railway unscathed*.

    With automatic half barriers, replace with those retractable bollards, which up-end anyone trying to dodge them. All will take money and time, but if done, offers a permanent solution.

    (* ...unless it's the Nenagh branch, in which case IE will rub their hands in glee at another excuse to close it for six months "just in case"....)
    Yep - big stout steel frame either side of a bridge at the level of the bridge would do it. I like your idea for the retractable bollards for LCs, only this would be very very expensive & time consuming to do

  2. #182
    Quote Originally Posted by Broithe View Post
    Kiltartan crossing destroyed by a van.

    https://twitter.com/IrishRail/status/907983212760236037
    It boggles the mind how the driver did not see the triangle of three flashing red lights on both sides of the road. The cyclist had the advantage of hearing if a train was coming which would have been unlikely within mere seconds of the barrier coming down. I understand there is a fail safe system that alerts trains if the barriers are damaged or not down properly. Must cause a great time inconvenience to passengers while the scene is cleared for the train to continue on its journey of at all.

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