Rail Transit Grade Crossing Warning System Design Criteria, Installation and Operation


This document provides guidance for rail transit systems for selecting, installing and operating highway rail transit grade crossing warning systems and includes minimum requirements for highway rail grade crossing warning devices, highway traffic signs and other highway traffic-control appliances.

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APTA RT-RGC-S-004-03 Rev. 2 12/06/2017 Published Current


active warning system, highway grade crossing, highway traffic sign, passive rail grade crossings, traffic control appliances, warning system


This standard prescribes minimum requirements for the design, procurement, installation and implementation of highway rail gated grade crossing systems within rail transit systems and includes requirements for train detection, gate operation, lights, bells, highway traffic signs, signals and pavement markings.

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