Australian Level Crossing Assessment Model (ALCAM)
The Australian Level Crossing Assessment Model (ALCAM) is the Australian and New Zealand standard for assessing level crossings.
ALCAM is an assessment tool designed to prioritise level crossing safety improvement works as well as assisting in the determination of the most effective treatment at the site.
All public level crossings on the Government supported non-commercial rail network in Queensland have been risk assessed using ALCAM.
When assessing level crossings for required upgrades, ALCAM looks at many factors at the crossing such as:
- road geometry
- road and rail traffic volume and speed
- existing protection measures at crossing.
The outcomes of the ALCAM assessment are then used to identify priority level crossings for safety upgrades.