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Title 49Subtitle BChapter IIPart 234


TITLE 49—Transportation

Subtitle B—OTHER REGULATIONS RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED)

CHAPTER II—FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

PART 234—GRADE CROSSING SAFETY, INCLUDING SIGNAL SYSTEMS, STATE ACTION PLANS, AND EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS

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Subpart A—GENERAL

§234.1
Scope.
§234.3
Application and responsibility for compliance.
§234.5
Definitions.
§234.6
Penalties.
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Subpart B—REPORTS AND PLANS

§234.7
Accidents involving grade crossing signal failure.
§234.9
Grade crossing signal system failure reports.
§234.11
State highway-rail grade crossing action plans.
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Subpart C—RESPONSE TO CREDIBLE REPORTS OF WARNING SYSTEM MALFUNCTION AT HIGHWAY-RAIL GRADE CROSSINGS

§234.101
Employee notification rules.
§234.103
Timely response to report of malfunction.
§234.105
Activation failure.
§234.106
Partial activation.
§234.107
False activation.
§234.109
Recordkeeping.
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Subpart D—MAINTENANCE, INSPECTION, AND TESTING

Maintenance Standards

§234.201
Location of plans.
§234.203
Control circuits.
§234.205
Operating characteristics of warning system apparatus.
§234.207
Adjustment, repair, or replacement of component.
§234.209
Interference with normal functioning of system.
§234.211
Security of warning system apparatus.
§234.213
Grounds.
§234.215
Standby power system.
§234.217
Flashing light units.
§234.219
Gate arm lights and light cable.
§234.221
Lamp voltage.
§234.223
Gate arm.
§234.225
Activation of warning system.
§234.227
Train detection apparatus.
§234.229
Shunting sensitivity.
§234.231
Fouling wires.
§234.233
Rail joints.
§234.235
Insulated rail joints.
§234.237
Reverse switch cut-out circuit.
§234.239
Tagging of wires and interference of wires or tags with signal apparatus.
§234.241
Protection of insulated wire; splice in underground wire.
§234.243
Wire on pole line and aerial cable.
§234.245
Signs.

Inspections and Tests

§234.247
Purpose of inspections and tests; removal from service of relay or device failing to meet test requirements.
§234.249
Ground tests.
§234.251
Standby power.
§234.253
Flashing light units and lamp voltage.
§234.255
Gate arm and gate mechanism.
§234.257
Warning system operation.
§234.259
Warning time.
§234.261
Highway traffic signal pre-emption.
§234.263
Relays.
§234.265
Timing relays and timing devices.
§234.267
Insulation resistance tests, wires in trunking and cables.
§234.269
Cut-out circuits.
§234.271
Insulated rail joints, bond wires, and track connections.
§234.273
Results of inspections and tests.

Requirements for Processor-Based Systems

§234.275
Processor-based systems.
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Subpart E—EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS FOR TELEPHONIC REPORTING OF UNSAFE CONDITIONS AT HIGHWAY-RAIL AND PATHWAY GRADE CROSSINGS

§234.301
Definitions.
§234.303
Emergency notification systems for telephonic reporting of unsafe conditions at highway-rail and pathway grade crossings.
§234.305
Remedial actions in response to reports of unsafe conditions at highway-rail and pathway grade crossings.
§234.306
Multiple dispatching or maintaining railroads with respect to the same highway-rail or pathway grade crossing; appointment of responsible railroad.
§234.307
Use of third-party telephone service by dispatching and maintaining railroads.
§234.309
ENS signs in general.
§234.311
ENS sign placement and maintenance.
§234.313
Recordkeeping.
§234.315
Electronic recordkeeping.
§234.317
Compliance dates.
Appendix
Appendix A to Part 234—Schedule of Civil Penalties
Appendix
Appendix B to Part 234—Alternate Methods of Protection Under 49 CFR 234.105(c), 234.106, and 234.107(c)


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