Viktor M. Koryakin - Doctor of Law, professor, Russian University of Transport
Abstract. The current paper has analyzed the current legal regulation of the opening and closing procedure of railway crossings. There have been found out the problems associated with a lengthy and excessively bureaucratic procedure, the lack of legal norms related to the reimbursement of the owners of railway tracks for the expenditures caused by the opening and exploitation of railway crossings. There has been substantiated the necessity of empowering the authorized bodies of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation with the right to open railway crossings. There have been formulated definite proposals to introduce appropriate amendments and additions to the legislation.
Keywords: railway crossing; railway transport; automobile transport; railway; highway; easement.