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South Africa

Contact
- kim@presslink.co.za
Tel 27 76 467 7851
- Mike.Asefovitz@transnet.net
- Hector Eliott, Head of Ministry, Transport and Public Works.: hector.eliott@pgwc.gov.za
Tel.: + 27 0 21 483 2200


Total number of LX in 2010:1168
Total number of LX in 2011:

Accidents in 2007: 143
Accidents in 2008: 122
Accidents in 2009: 129
Accidents in 2010: 116
Accidents in 2011:

Fatalities in 2007: 20
Fatalities in 2008: 22
Fatalities in 2009: 21
Fatalities in 2010: 27
Fatalities in 2011:

Awareness measures

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- ILCAD advert and video on internet

  • ILCAD press relases on ARRIVEALIVE WEBSITE
  • The Arrive Alive Road Safety Website made the following news article available: Act safely at level crossings! International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD). Click on the link to view the news: http://www.arrivealive.co.za/news.aspx?s=3&i=1431
    List of awareness measures foreseen in the Western Cape on 7 June 2012:
    1. Awareness and enforcement event at Military Rd Level Crossing, Cape Town
    2. Awareness and enforcement event at Bergkelder Level Crossing, Stellenbosch
    3. Official inauguration of South Africa’s first level crossing CCTV camera at White Rd, Cape Town
    4. Ilcad video
    List of measures taken in the Western Cape that have improved significantly the safety at level crossings:

In the wake of the Buttskop Level Crossing Disaster of 25th August 2010, in which ten children were killed, the Provincial Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, set up a task team to try and address safety measures at level crossings. Introducing new measures in South Africa is highly mired in bureaucracy, but improvements to signage and road markings has occurred at the most dangerous crossings, while the Western Cape has been very active in driving forward a new level crossing assessment standard that should see higher levels of protection at crossings going forward, including the introduction of signalized level crossings – ie where traffic (not train) is controlled by a standard traffic light.
The Department of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape has furthermore partnered with Metrorail to close six dangerous level crossings in the peri-urban areas, and plans are afoot to close a further two level crossings. In the first case, the six will be replaced with a bridge and an access road, and in the second, one will be closed and re-routed, while the other will be replaced by a bridge.

Partners
- Passenger Rail Association of South Africa: Metrorail Western Cape
- Transnet Freight Rail
- City of Cape Town
- RAILWAYS AFRICA MAGAZINE
- TRANSNET FREIGHT RAIL
- PRASA Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa http://www.prasa.com/
- RAIL SAFETY REGULATOR OF SOUTH AFRICA
- ANSALDO

Publications

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PRESS ARTICLE ON CCTV CAMERA
PDF - 28.8 kb
FIRST CCTV CAMERA INSTALLED
PDF - 49 kb
BROADCASTS IN SOUTH AFRICA
PDF - 57.8 kb
PRESS RELEASE IN SOUTH AFRICA