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A new generation of level crossing mechanisms, resistant to sub-zero temperatures and strong winds, was developed by Efacec and INEGI for Trafikverket, the managing entity of the railway and road infrastructure in Sweden.

This disruptive solution and winner of a Red Dot Design Award, in the Product Design 2021 category, represents an innovative approach in the field of critical railway safety systems, through a level crossing barrier mechanism that is simultaneously functional, safe and aesthetically appealing.


After winning one of the most important contracts in the level crossing segment in Europe, Efacec has developed, certified and already started to supply new generation automatic level crossing systems for Trafikverket. The new barrier mechanism for level crossings – XBarrier 100 – was developed within the scope of an R&D partnership with INEGI – Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.


Although the Xbarrier100 is designed to meet the specific needs of Sweden, the new system enables Efacec to enter new markets, namely in other Scandinavian countries, such as Norway, Finland and Denmark, where Efacec already has an important presence.