DR ERIC WIGGLESWORTH AM
SPECIALIST SAFETY CONSULTANT
RAILWAY LEVEL CROSSING ACCIDENTS,
AUSTRALIA
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Recent Activities

My most recent activities in the level crossing field have been:

 
i) Member: Committee AHB60; Committee on Highway-Rail Grade Crossings. Transportation Research Board of the United States National Academies of Science (I am the only Australian member) - 1999 to date.
ii) In January 2000, I was asked by that Committee to explore the possibility of holding an international scientific meeting on Railway Level Crossing Research and Safety in Australia. Following discussions at Monash University, I invited Mr Richard Mather of Salem, Oregon, USA (then Chair of the US Transportation Research Board Committee AHB60) to act with me as the two co-conveners of the Seventh International Symposium on Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Research and Safety. This was held at Monash University in February 2002.
iii) Member: International Organising Committee, Eighth International Symposium on Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Research and Safety, Sheffield, England - April 2004. (I was the only Australian member of the International Organising Committee.)
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Invited Expert Witness: House of Representatives Standing Committee on Transport and Regional Services, "Inquiry into some measures proposed to improve train visibility and reduce level crossing accidents", House of Representatives, Canberra, March 24, 2004.

At the time of writing, the Committee Report has been tabled in the Parliament (Train illumination: Inquiry into some measures proposed to improve train visibility and reduce level crossing accidents: ISBN 1741 49489 3), and the Government response is awaited.

See also:
REPORT ON THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY LEVEL CROSSINGS - WHERE ROADS AND RAILWAY LINES MEET AT SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME LEVEL

This report was recently completed by STAYSAFE (a Joint Committee of the New South Wales Parliament) Chair: Paul Gibson MP, ISBN 0 7313 5129.0, and was tabled in the Parliament on Thursday, 21 October 2004. It contains more than a dozen references to my publications.

Initial Contact:
Email ericwigg@bigpond.net.au
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Fax (03) 9857 7887

11-Nov-2005