The Israeli railway system has changed significantly in recent years: train speed and service frequency have increased, new lines, railways and train stations were added. Today, railway traffic plays a key role in Israel’s public transportation system, and will continue to do so in the future.
At the same time, Israel’s road network is growing and traffic volume is increasing – a result of the population growth and rising motorization rate.
The policy of The Ministry of Transportation prioritizes the safety of railway crossings – places where railways and roads intersect on the same level. In light of this, we were asked to conduct safety audits for railway crossings, identify hazards and failings and issue recommendations as to the necessary corrective actions.
The audit included most of the railway crossings in Israel – dozens of intersections throughout the length of the country.