4. Railway Crossing Sign and Number of Tracks Sign

4.1   A sign providing warning of a grade crossing (Railway Crossing sign) must have a 50 mm border of transparent red ink that is silk-screen processed over silver-white sheeting material, as shown in Figure 4-1(a). A sign indicating the number of tracks (Number of Tracks sign) must have a digit and symbol that is transparent red or black ink that is silk-screened processed over silver-white sheeting material, as shown in Figure 4-1(b).

4.1.1 Without Warning Systems

A grade crossing without a warning system must have the following:

  1. A railway crossing sign.
  2. The railway crossing signs must be located as shown in Figure 4-2(a) and (b) and must be clearly visible to persons approaching the grade crossing on the road approach.
  3. The railway crossing signs must be located between 0.3 m and 2.0 m from the face of curb, or outer edge of road approach shoulder; or, where there is no curb or shoulder, 2.0 m to 4.5 m from the edge of the travelled way;
  4. The railway crossing signs must be located no closer than 3.0 m from the nearest rail;
  5. Where there is more than one track at a grade crossing, an additional sign indicating the number of tracks to be crossed, must be installed on the supporting post of each railway crossing sign as shown in Figure 4-2(c).
  6. A sidewalk, path or trail with its centreline more than 3.6 m (12 ft.) from a railway crossing sign supporting post beside a road approach for vehicle traffic must have separate railway crossing signs.

4.1.2 With Warning Systems

A grade crossing with a warning system must have the following:

  1. A railway crossing sign must be installed as shown in Figures 4-3 and 4-4.
  2. Where there is more than one track at a grade crossing, a sign indicating the number of tracks to be crossed, as shown in Figure 4-1(b), must be installed on the supporting post of each railway crossing sign.

4.1.3 Reflective Marking Material Specifications

  1. The reflective material of the signs, referred to in 4.1, must cover the entire front surface of the signs.
  2. The reflective material must meet the Level 2 reflective intensity values in Table 2 of the 62-GP-11M standard (cited in Part A).

Figure 4-1 – Railway Crossing Sign and Number of Tracks Sign

(a) Railway Crossing Sign

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 Text version of Figure 4-1 a)

 

(b) Number of Tracks Sign

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Text version of Figure 4-1 b)

 

Figure 4-2 – Location of Railway Crossing Signs and Number of Tracks Signs (public grade crossings without warning systems)

a)

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Text version of Figure 4-2 a)

b)

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Text version of Figure 4-2 b)

c)

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Text version of Figure 4-2 c)

 

Figure 4-3 – Railway Crossing Sign and Number of Tracks Sign on a Grade Crossing Warning Signal of Flashing Light Type

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Text version of Figure 4-3

 

Figure 4-4 – Railway Crossing Sign and Number of Tracks Sign where Gates at a Grade Crossing

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Text version of Figure 4-4

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