The press service of Ukrzaliznytsia announced the plans of the railway company for 2021 - to repair 527 level crossings, which is 212 more than in 2020.
In particular, this year the company plans to overhaul 20 level crossings, reconstruct 4, completely replace the movable flooring at 85 level crossings, and replace the pavement and asphalt pavement of the roadway approaches at 418 facilities, carry out routine and patching repairs. At the same time, the largest number of level crossings is supposed to be repaired on the South-Western Railway (244) and on the Lviv Railway (112).
To identify deficiencies at railway crossings and their timely elimination, Ukrzaliznytsia specialists conduct commission surveys of these facilities with the involvement of road balance holders on the approaches to the crossings, representatives of the National Police of Ukraine, Ukrtransbezpeky. Such inspections are carried out annually in April-May, and at crossings with bus traffic and with a train speed of more than 140 km /h - additionally in September-October. Based on their results, work is planned to perform certain types of repair work at level crossings.
Last year, the railroad workers carried out repair work on a total of 315 level crossings, including 20 overhauled, at 145 objects - they replaced the pavement and asphalting of the roadway approaches and carried out current repairs, at 150 - they carried out a complete replacement of the level crossing.
Currently, Ukrzaliznytsia operates 4836 level crossings, of which 1277 are served by a duty officer.
Earlier it was reported that in 2020 the number of accidents on tracks and level crossings decreased by 11 cases.