UK: Invensys Rail has received Network Rail approval for its WESTeX S60 level crossing barrier machine, which uses a lightweight electro-mechanical design rather than traditional hydraulics.

Various configurations are possible, with the machines being built and tested at the factory and delivered ready for rapid installation on screw pile or concrete foundations. The S60 uses less power than previous designs, reducing cable size and battery capacity requirements.

Invensys Rail is installing 16 of the S60 machines as part of the Crewe – Shrewsbury modular signalling project.