Analyser av olyckor i plankorsningar


In this study it has been investigated how the accident risk changes if the protection device in a railway level crossing is rebuilt or the crossing is erased as well as how the expected socioeconomic accident costs change if different types of crossings are erased. VTI’s existing data on railway level crossings and accidents have been supplemented with information from a few more years and is now including year 2000 to 2015. Estimates have been carried out using logistic regression analysis with the outcome of accident or not as dependent variable. As explaining variables, the number of train passages, three road types (as a proxy for road traffic flow) and four different types of protection devices have been used. Analyses have been carried out both for accidents with motor vehicles and for vulnerable road users. As in previous studies, this study shows that the probability of a railway level crossing accident is lower for crossings with barriers than for those without barriers, that the probability increases the more trains passing and that the probability is greater the greater the road (and thus more vehicles) crossing the railway. However, the overall probability of a railway level crossing accident is very small, and there are some uncertainties in the data, which are discussed in  the paper.



Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) workshop in Stockholm

An open seminar and workshop in Stockholm will be held on 25-26 April 2018. The workshop deals with the use of CBA as a basis for decision-making in the public sector. The workshop is organized by, among others, Professor Jan-Eric Nilsson, VTI.



Ulf Sandberg has been presented with the TTI Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

VTI’s Senior Research Leader Ulf Sandberg has been presented with the TTI Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 for his work on research into tyres and road surface.


Steps need to be taken to increase traffic safety of automated cars

Several steps are necessary to ensure that automated and connected cars will lead to increased traffic safety – everything from ensuring that technology takes vulnerable road users into account, to new forms of driver training. This has emerged in a position...


FALCON examines challenges in the transport sector

VTI is one of several important partners in the major FALCON project*, whose purpose is to create knowledge and insight regarding the transport sector. In an initial subproject, VTI has produced a manual on transport, logistics and multimodality.


VTI joined research cooperation in China

In December 2017 VTI became a member of China-Sweden Research Centre for Traffic Safety (CTS).


Swedish German research collaboration on Electric Road Systems

The project “Swedish-German research collaboration on Electric Road Systems” (CollERS) has now officially started. The goal of the project is to increase the common knowledge around Electric Road Systems by cooperation between Germany and Sweden and to...


Electric Road Systems Conference 2018

After a successful first conference in June 2017, the Swedish research and innovation platform for electric roads is arranging the second dedicated International Conference on Electric Road Systems (ERS) June 13th and 14th 2018.