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SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Freight train passing through the level crossing where the Via Pisana intersects with the railway line between Lucca and Pisa, near the village of Montuolo, Tuscany. The level crossings operated by Trenitalia (Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane) are automated with active protection features with automatic warning devices such as flashing lights, warning tones and boom gates. Modern radar sensor systems can detect if crossings are free of obstruction as trains approach and initiate appropriate action. Automated systems have improved safety and reduced the number of collisions. In Italy level crossings are called “Passagi a Livello”, often abbreviated to “P/L” on vertical and horizontal road signage.
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