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  • Rail Safety
  • Traffic delay
  • Traffic Modeling

The Data Let’s start with the data. For this blog, I’m using 91 days of train and traffic data collected by TRAINFO at the Waverley St rail crossing in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We recorded the start and end time of every rail crossing blockage using our trackside, train detection sensors and measured the unique travel time […]

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But a new disturbing trend has emerged in the past 10 years. Accidents are no longer decreasing. In fact, the data reveal a reversing trend, and accidents at rail crossings are increasing. What’s going on? With more than 10 years of data showing this reversal, there seems to be enough evidence to suggest that existing […]

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  • Rail Safety
  • Traffic congestion
  • Traffic delay
  • Traffic Modeling

First, it’s important to understand that traffic delay at rail crossings comprises two periods: (1) delays that occur while the train is occupying the crossing (the blockage period) and (2) delays that occur after the train has cleared the crossing (the recovery period). It turns out that 1/3 of traffic delay occurs during the blockage […]