Rail Safety Quiz Answers

You’re in your car waiting at a level crossing. The train has come and gone and the boom gates are on their way back up. When can you start moving again?

When the boom gates are completely up and the red flashing lights have stopped.

Drivers and pedestrian must not enter a crossing if warning lights (i.e. twin red lights) are flashing, or warning bells are ringing, or if the gate, boom or barrier is closed, closing or opening. This means you cannot enter a crossing after the boom gates have opened if the lights are still flashing or bells are ringing.

A tram pulls up to a tram stop (like the one pictured here) and opens its doors to let passengers on and off. You’re in your car waiting in the left hand lane at the rear of the tram. All the passengers have cleared the road and the tram doors are now closed but the tram has not started moving again. Can you pass the tram?

I pass the tram at no more than 10km/h.

The driver must remain stationary until the doors close and all passengers have cleared the road. The driver may than proceed, but may not exceed 10km/h while passing the tram. This ensures the safety of tram passengers.

You’ve decided to take your bike with you on a Metro train. How do you board the train with your bike?

Jump on any carriage that has room so long as I don’t enter the first door of the first carriage.

You cannot board at the first door of the first carriage, as this is a priority area for mobility impaired passengers. Make sure you keep passageways and doorways clear and try to avoid busy carriages when travelling with your bike. Riding your bike on train platforms is an offence under the Transport Act 1983 and poses a danger to you and other passengers. Always walk your bike along the platform and do not mount until you have exited the station. (Source: PTV, 2016)