Caution – Railway crossing

We're committed to safety. The ÖBB network has over 3,000 railway crossings - with declining numbers. In addition to investing in under- or overpasses and barrier systems we are focusing more on education and on your attention. To ensure dangerous situations don't arise in the first place. Every single accident is one too many.


What do I do if I'm trapped between gates?

If drivers adhere to traffic rules they can avoid dangerous situations - even at gates. However, if a driver is trapped between closing gates, there's only one thing to do: Accelerate and break through the gate. Barrier booms are designed so even compact cars can break through them. Sometimes the car can even push the gate up. Little scratches or marks on a car are always the better alternative to a total crash with a train.