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#2051 avonside1563

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:12

Meanwhile in Ireland...

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...s-and-on-tracks


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:51

Meanwhile in Ireland...

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...s-and-on-tracks

May be so but that farm tractor worries me. The gates lifted but then came down whilst he was making the crossing. What sort of mindless crossing gate algorithm allows that to happen?


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#2053 petethemole

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:16

It appears to be a user operated crossing and the guy in light blue drops the barrier too soon. Maybe one of our NI members can confirm?


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#2054 martin_wynne

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:47

May be so but that farm tractor worries me. The gates lifted but then came down whilst he was making the crossing. What sort of mindless crossing gate algorithm allows that to happen?

 

A not so frictionless crossing?


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#2055 Colin_McLeod

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:15

May be so but that farm tractor worries me. The gates lifted but then came down whilst he was making the crossing. What sort of mindless crossing gate algorithm allows that to happen?


And since something appears to be wrong why did Northern Ireland Railways include it in their publicity video?

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:39

And since something appears to be wrong why did Northern Ireland Railways include it in their publicity video?

 

Nothing appears to be wrong with the crossing. The guy in the video pressing the buttons however...


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#2057 kevinlms

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 11:25

Nothing appears to be wrong with the crossing. The guy in the video pressing the buttons however...

If its a case of the guy releasing the button too early, then its operator misoperation and deserves to be included in the clip.


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#2058 Geoff Endacott

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 11:30

It is supposed to be a user worked crossing but is actually a user wrecked crossing.

 

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#2059 phil-b259

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:24

May be so but that farm tractor worries me. The gates lifted but then came down whilst he was making the crossing. What sort of mindless crossing gate algorithm allows that to happen?

 

 

It appears to be a user operated crossing and the guy in light blue drops the barrier too soon. Maybe one of our NI members can confirm?

 

One thought is that the crossing has a feature where the button needs to be depressed to keep the barriers up as a result of constant misuse where the barriers are not lowered afterwards. We had a lot of trouble with a similar user worked crossing on the Uckfeld line  untill CCTV was installed so the persons guilty of not following the crossing instructions could be identified.

 

The other possibility is a fault with the crossing operating controls which could see the barriers automatically fall (standard practice at most level crossings).

 

However the more likely scenario is plain user error - pressing the lower button before the entire vehicle combo was clear of the line. As indicated we need more info before conclusions can be drawn.


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#2060 ajwffc

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 21:54

Two from Network Rail 


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