The report records the results of a study by the National Transportation Safety Board of the October 2, 1972, accidental derailment of a BART train and of the significant management and institutional approaches used to achieve safety as they influenced this system. The purpose of focusing attention on the cause and effect impact of this subject matter on the safety of the BART hardware system is to make this experience available to other municipalities who are implementing or are contemplating the development of a new rail rapid transit system. The report recommends abandonment of the fail-safe concept, and an organized disciplined approach to accomplishing rapid transit system safety, through the application of current safety management and engineering concepts.

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  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-RSS-73-1 Special St
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1982 12:00AM