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…

ILCAD 2015 — Take your time, don’t risk your life!

Press rele­ase: Launch by UIC and TCDD of the 7th edi­tion of ILCAD, Inter­na­tio­nal Level Cros­sing Awa­re­ness Day, 3 June 2015, Istanbul, Tur­key (Paris, 2 June 2015)– On 3 June, the UIC, the inter­na­tio­nal rail com­mu­nity and many part­ners from the road sec­tor as well as a num­ber of inter­na­tio­nal ins­ti­tu­tions will be hol­ding the…

Golden Level Crossing Gates 2015

Press Rele­ase OLE’s gra­ti­tu­de event “Gol­den Level Cros­sing Gates 2015” recog­ni­sed the work of per­sons and orga­ni­sa­tions invol­ved in pro­mo­ting railway safe­ty. On Wed­nes­day, 29 April 2015, was held anot­her “Gol­den Level Cros­sing Gates” event that ack­now­led­ged the efforts of orga­ni­sa­tions and per­sons in the field of railway safe­ty. The hono­rary medals and let­ters of…

Railway Safety Week 2015

Press Rele­ase: The railway safe­ty cam­paign “Take off your head­pho­nes and let the train pass!“ reminds peo­ple that wea­ring head­pho­nes whi­le cros­sing railways makes you con­si­de­rab­ly less atten­ti­ve to what is hap­pe­ning around you. The nation-wide railway safe­ty week will be held in Esto­nia on April 27 – May 3, 2015 with the mes­sa­ge “Take…

Railway safety campaign “Get OFF THE BIKE, remove your HEADPHONES and Let the train pass!

On June 23–30, 2014 will be orga­ni­sed the nation-wide railway safe­ty cam­paign “Get OFF THE BIKE, remo­ve your HEADPHONES and Let the train pass!” that is tar­ge­ted to bicyc­lists and pedest­rians wea­ring head­pho­nes. “The bicyc­lists are often dri­vers who use their advanta­ge of moving on cyc­le and pedest­rian tracks, for­get­ting that bicyc­lists can cross railways…

Let’s Put the Sun in Jail

The readers fol­lowing the news flow on a daily basis have defi­ni­tely noticed that the­re are many sto­ries about the inc­reased num­ber of traf­fic acci­dents whe­re peo­ple have been inju­red or kil­led during the first four mont­hs this year than during the same period last year. For some rea­son, as embar­ras­sing as it might be,…

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.