Originally Posted by ACustomer
Half barriers (operating automatically on the approach of a train) are used all over Europe and North America, especially on low-traffic and medium-to-low speed routes. Why is Ireland so special? Dopey drivers or hyper-litigious culture or civil servants with no regard for economic solutions?
They even have them in Northern Ireland!
I'm not arguing with the effectiveness but full are safer.
Network Rail admit they are the most dangerous type of level crossing and there would be strict conditions where such barriers could operate. You are not going to save massive amounts of money just increase the number of near misses.