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Fewer trains passing stop signals 14-01-2012
Overall safety standards on the network have improved again! This was one of the conclusions drawn from the analysis of the 2011 figures for "passing signals".
Automatic brake system TBL1+ proves successful
Last year, 91 trains operating on the main line passed a red signal. This shows a significant reduction in comparison with the 104 similar incidents recorded in 2010: 12.5%. It was also noted that the number of incidents at danger points is decreasing: 43 in 2011 as opposed to 51 in 2010. These encouraging results reflect the efforts made by Infrabel's teams to improve safety... particularly by deploying the automatic breaking system TBL1+.
Results 3% better than expected
By 31 December 2011, 71% of major railway hubs had been fitted with this system, which is 3% more than the rapid installation plans presented before Parliament. On ancillary tracks, however, the number of incidents of passing signals saw a significant increase (26 in 2010, 38 in 2011). Infrabel is therefore continuing its efforts by launching, among other things, an action and awareness plan aimed at all rail operators active in Belgium.