Responsible railway undertakings

… are the companies that participate jointly and actively in the public railway safety promotion efforts in Estonia, value each human life and try to prevent tragic events on the railway.

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Report of the railway accidents investigated in 2015

Preface to the report Pursuant to the European Parliament and Council Railway Safety Directive 2004/49/EC safety investigations into railway accidents have been carried out in Estonia since 31 March 2004. On 1 January 2012 safety investigations of the three different transport sectors were centralised into a unified Safety Investigation Bureau, a unit of the Ministry…

Press release! ILCAD 2016

Launch by UIC, LDz and OLE of the 8th edition of ILCAD, International Level Crossing Awareness Day, 10 June in Riga (Latvia), 11 June 2016 in Tallinn (Estonia)   (Paris/Riga/Tallinn, 9 June 2016) On 10 and 11 June, the UIC, the worldwide railway association, the international rail community and many partners from the road sector as well…

PRESS RELEASE New guidelines on level crossing safety to help save lives!

(Geneva/Tallinn/Paris, 3 May 2016) IRU, the International Union of Railways (UIC) and Operation Lifesaver Estonia (OLE) published a Level Crossing Safety flyer on 3 May 2016 to raise awareness of professional drivers and reduce related accidents at this key interface between road and rail infrastructure.  Using a level crossing is safe as long as users…

PRESS RELEASE Railway safety campaign “YOU ARE EXPECTED HOME FOR CHRISTMAS” begins

NPO Operation Lifesaver Estonia (OLE) dealing with railway safety with its cooperation partners remind again to our fellow citizens that everybody should be vigilant while crossing railways and make sure that there are no trains approaching. OLE leads the campaign already for 12th time and this year it is organised between December 15 and 26. The…

Traffic signs at level crossings / passive regulative tools

  • 111. Railway level crossing equipped with gates.
  • 112. Railway level crossing without gates.
  • 121. Single-track railway line.
  • 122. Multiple-track railway line. Warning at railway level crossing without gates.
  • 123–128. Railway level crossing ahead. Additional warning before a railway level crossing. The number of inclined stripes reduces when approaching railway line. The stripes are inclined towards road.
  • 222. Stop and let pass. The driver is obliged to stop in front of stop line or before the start of crossing road if no such line exists. In other places (close to railway line) in front of the sign.