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LEVEL CROSSING GATES

INTERSECTION OF ROAD WITH


RAILWAY TRACK AT SAME
LEVEL IS CALLED LEVEL
CROSSING
L/C GATE MEANS MOVABLE
BARRIER, INCLUDING A CHAIN,
CAPABLE OF BEING CLOSED
FOR ROAD TRAFFIC AT LEVEL
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L/C GATES CLASSIFIED
ACCORDING TO TRAIN
VEHICLE UNITS (TVU)
CENSUS CONDUCTED ONCE
IN 3 YEARS.
TVUS ARE CALCULATED AS
NO. OF UNITS X NO. OF
TRAINS
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L/C GATES ARE CLASSIFIED AS
SPECIAL CLASSES -- TVUS MORE
THAN 50000
A CLASS -- 50000 30000
B CLASS --- 30000-20000
C CLASS -- OTHER THAN
A B AND SPECIAL
D CLASS -- UNMANNED
GATES
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L/C GATES WITHIN STOP SIGNALS OF
STATION ARE UNDER THE CONTROL OF
SM ARE CALLED AS TRAFFIC LC GATES.
L/C GATES OUT SIDE STOP SIGNALS OF
STATION ARE UNDER CONTROL OF PWI
CALLED AS ENGINEERING GATES.
LC GATE INTERLOCKED WITH STATION
SIGNALS OR GATE SIGNALS IS CALLED
AS INTERLOCKED GATE.
LC GATE NOT INTERLOCKED WITH ANY
SIGNALS IS CALLED AS N-I GATE.
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BASED ON THE TRAFFIC DENSITY,
VISIBILITY AND REGULAR USAGE
GATES ARE CONVERTED FROM
UNMANNED TO MANNED.

MORE THAN 3 ACCIDENTS IN 3


YEARS OCCURS GATE TO BE
MANNED.

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DIFFERENT CLASSIFICATIONS OF THE GATES
ARE

ANNEXURE I : ENGG. L/C GATE, I/L AND OPEN


FOR ROAD TRAFFIC & TELEPHONE PROVIDED
ANNEXURE II : TRAFFIC L/C GATE, I/L AND OPEN
FOR ROAD TRAFFIC & TELEPHONE PROVIDED
ANNEXURE- III : TRAFFIC L/C GATE, NON
INTERLOCKED AND CLOSED FOR ROAD TRAFFIC
& TELE PROVIDED
ANNEXURE IV : ENGG. NON I/L GATE, OPEN FOR
ROAD TRAFFIC & TELEPHONE PROVIDED
ANNEXURE V : ENGG. NON I/L L/C GATE, CLOSED
FOR ROAD TRAFFIC & TELEPHONE PROVIDED
ANNEXURE VI : ENGG. NON I/L L/C GATE, CLOSED
FOR ROAD TRAFFIC AND TELEPHONE NOT
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NON I/L GATE , OPEN FOR ROAD
TRAFFIC & TELEPHONE PROVIDED
BEFORE GRANTING LINE CLEAR, SM
ADVISE GATEMAN NO. AND
DESCRIPTION AND DIRECTION OF
TRAIN AND ISSUE A PN.
GATEMAN CLOSE L/C GATE AND
ISSUE A PN TO SM..
SM WILL GRANT LINE CLEAR.

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SM AT DESPATCHING END
BEFORE OBTAINING LINE CLEAR
EXCHANGE PN WITH GATEMAN.

FAILURE OF TELEPHONE, SM
ISSUE CO TO LPS TO OBSERVE
GATE RULES.

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IN CASE OF FAILURE OF LIFTING
BARRIERS MESSAGE ISSUED UNDER
EXCHANGE OF PN.
SM ISSUE CO TO LP TO OBSERVE
GATE RULES.
GATEMAN FIX A RED FLAG BEFORE
OPENING L/C GATE AT 5 M ON
EITHER SIDE OF GATE.
OBSTRUCTION AT GATE GATEMAN
INFORM SM AND PROTECT
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INTERLOCKED GATE WORKING
SWR MENTIONS DETAILED GATE
WORKING INSTRUCTIONS
SM ADVISE GATEMAN-
DESPATCH END - IMMEDIATELY
AFTER DEPARTURE OF TRAIN
RECEIVING END - AFTER RECEIVING
TRAIN ENTERING BLOCK SECTION
SIGNAL

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IF RUNNING TIME LESS THAN 10
MINUTES, SM CONVEY TO GATEMAN
BEFORE OBTAINING/ GRANTING LINE
CLEAR.
GATEMAN ENSURE TO CLOSE IN
TIME, SO THAT DETENTION IS
MINIMUM TO ROAD AND TRAIN
TRAFFIC

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UNABLE TO CONTACT AFTER 2 TO 3
ATTEMPTS-
SM ISSUE CAUTION TO GIVE
INTERMITTENTLY LONG WHISTLES (-
- - - - - -) AND PROCEED CAUTIOUSLY
WHILE APPROACHING GATE.
LP TO PASS GATE CAUTIOUSLY ON
HAND SIGNALS OF GATEMAN
IF NO HAND SIGNAL, LP STOP
BEFORE GATE AND ENSURE GATE IS
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RECEPTION END ADVISE OTHER
END SM TO ISSUE CO TO LP TO
OBSERVE GATE RULES BEFORE
DESPATCH OF TRAIN
STATION MASTER ADVISE S&T STAFF
NORMAL WORKING RESUMED AFTER
S&T STAFF RECTIFIES AND ISSUE
RECONNECTION/FIT MEMO

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GATES INTERLOCKED WITH STATION
SIGNALS
SM SEND ADVICE TO GATEMAN
DETAILS TRAIN
GATEMAN CLOSE GATE AND
TRANSMIT KEY TO SM TO TAKE OFF
RECEPTION/DEPARTURE SIGNALS.
SUFFICIENT TIME IS NOT AVAILABLE
SM ISSUE WRITTEN AUTHORITY TO
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LIFTING BARRIERS/LEAF GATES GET
DAMAGED OR BECOMES OUT OF
ORDER, GATEMAN USE SPARE CHAIN
WITH DISC AND PADLOCKS FOR
SECURING GATE
IF SLIDING BOOM ARRANGEMENT IS
AVAILABLE, GATEMAN USE THEM
FOR CLOSING GATE AGAINST ROAD
TRAFFIC.

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IF INTERLOCKING IS AVAILABLE FOR
SLIDING BOOMS, AFTER CLOSING
GATE, SIGNALS TAKEN OFF.
BEFORE USE OF SLIDING BOOMS
GATEMAN MAKE ENTRY IN GATE
TIMING REGISTER AND EXCHANGE
PN SM.
AFTER RESUMING NORMAL
WORKING ENTRY TO BE MADE AND
PN EXCHANGED WITH SM
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