More People Killed on Level Crossings Last Year

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ZAGREB, May 27, 2018 – Twenty-one people were killed on level crossings in Croatia last year, eight more than in 2016, while the number of train breakdowns increased by a fifth, a Train Dispatchers’ Union representative told a parliamentary committee.

The operating plan of the HŽ Infrastruktura railway infrastructure company for the 2015-2019 period envisaged funding for safety equipment for 50 level crossings a year, but this did not materialise and none of the level crossings were secured last year, the union’s secretary Anto Iličić told the Committee on Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure.

The committee met to discuss the safety of level crossings and planned investments in railway infrastructure.

Iličić said he expected the committee to take steps for the CEO of HŽ Infrastruktura to be brought to account.

Committee chairman Pero Ćosić of the ruling HDZ party said that the railway sector had been unjustifiably neglected over the last few years and that it was facing the challenge of modernisation.


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