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A second pilot field trial of prototype retro-reflective screens installed at a level crossing in the Adelaide Hills of Callington, South Australia was undertaken in March.

The Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation Experimental field evaluation of the potential effectiveness of a prototype retro-reflective strip or screen installed at level crossings for the purpose of improving the detection by motorists of tabletop carriages and other trains.
A second pilot field trial of prototype retro-reflective screens installed at a level crossing in the Adelaide Hills of Callington, South Australia was undertaken in March.

The collected day and night footage from a car headlight distance of 200m is now being collated for testing with a range of volunteers with lab experiments.

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Posted 24.07.19, at 12:07pm

The collaboration that happens under ACRI to further industry knowledge sometimes literally means offering the rails off your track! Last month 94 concrete sleepers made their way across the Nullarbor from Perth to sunny Rockhampton. A big thanks you to Arc Infrastructure for donating these sleepers. These sleepers will be…

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Posted 29.03.19, at 3:24pm

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