The Role of Human Factors in Rail Freight Innovation

The objective of the analysis presented in this paper is to identify and assess human factors implications from railway track and vehicle technologies in the area of maintenance and to identify barriers for their implementation that may be brought by human factors and by other phasing issues. In particular, the study aims to shed light on the effect of innovations on maintenance tasks, staff and system safety, changes in workload and to identify skills gaps and training required to allow a successful implementation of the new technology. The approach adopted is based on a two-steps analysis including a preliminary assessment and a more detailed analysis. This paper presents the methodology and results of the preliminary analysis that is based on expert interviews with major railway stakeholders.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01529918
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2014 10:55AM