Level Crossings Working Group
A Rail/Level Crossings Group was established in 1999 to develop a policy for road/rail crossings and bridges, and addressing the problems of getting access through the rail corridor for maintenance. A Deed of Grant was negotiated with TranzRail and approved by the RCA Forum in 2002, but the Deed of Grant's continued relevance was affected by change to the rail network being managed by ONTRACK, a government agency.
The Group then worked on the adaption for New Zealand use of the Australian Level Crossing Assessment Model (ALCAM). Other tasks included reviews of pedestrian level crossing issues, rail bridge strikes and a survey of public and private crossings.
Finally, the National Level Crosssings Working Group formulated and finalised a new section of the Traffic Control Devices Manual, Part 9 Level Crossings. This is not published in hard copy, but can be found at: http://www.landtransport.govt.nz/tcd-manual/part-9/index.html
This working group includes: Bill Greenwood (NZTA), Kieren Helm (KiwiRail), Helen Fielding (Ministry of Transport) and Clark Simmonds (FRONZ).
- Current Topics
- Update of Part 9 Level Crossings in the TCD Manual.
- Australian Level Crossings Assessment Model (ALCAM) review.
- Review of Access Agreements
- Meetings & Workshops