Ruswarp, United Kingdom: Train strikes vehicle on UWC

2 Jan

A passenger train struck a vehicle on the Market Garden user worked crossing (UWC) in Ruswarp, North Yorkshire. No injuries were sustained in the collision which occurred shortly after noon on December 31st, 2013.

This level crossing for which Network Rail’s transparency initiative shows an All Level Crossing Risk Model (ALCRM) risk ranking score of 2C. this score should be considered in the context of the following guidance available on the Network Rail website

“Level crossing risk assessments produce two scores:
> One is for the ‘individual risk’ which applies only to crossing users. The score is presented as a letter ranging from A to M where A is the highest value and M is the lowest.
> The second score is for ‘collective risk’ which considers the risk for all people who use the crossing, including: pedestrians, road vehicle drivers, train staff and passengers. The score is presented as a number ranging from 1 to 13 where 1 is the highest value and 13 is the lowest. This ‘collective risk’ score is the most important part when prioritising crossings.”

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