SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 01-02/2019

The monitoring of red light infractions with railway crossing safety equipment (EKSA) at ÖBB

Februar 2019 | Martin Lauter, Johann Berger

The monitoring of vehicles using imaging equipment to ascertain red light transgressions with railway crossing safety equipment (EKSA) was approved by an amendment to the Railway Act dated 6th May 2010. ÖBB has taken a significant step towards greater railway crossing safety with the technical implementation of so-called “red light monitoring” in addition to other measures (something like the elimination of railway level crossing). The first pilot facility was commissioned by ÖBB in May 2012.