Part 9 Level crossings, is part of a suite of guidelines within the Traffic control devices manual (TCD manual) prepared by the NZ Transport Agency.
Part 9 Level crossings is intended to provide best practice guidance on the use of traffic control devices related to level crossings to both road and rail practitioners. In particular, it builds on the specifications for approved signs, markings and other traffic control devices approved or mandated for use in New Zealand as set down in the Traffic control devices specifications (TCD specifications).
While the main intent of this document is to provide guidance on the use of traffic control devices, it also provides some guidance on operational policies affecting traffic movement across level crossings and activity (such as road works) on or adjacent to level crossings. In addition, it briefly describes some relevant duties and responsibilities of rail access providers, rail operators, road controlling authorities (RCAs), adjacent landowners and users.
Last updated: December 2012.