Causal Analysis of Passenger Train Accidents on Freight Rail Corridors

A number of economic, technical and political factors have limited the development of new, dedicated, very-high-speed rail systems in North America. Consequently, most, near-term development of improved or expanded passenger rail service in the U.S. involve use of existing railroad infrastructure or rights of way. Comprehensive understanding of train accidents on shared-use corridors is critical for rational allocation of resources to reduce train accident risk. Nevertheless, little research has been undertaken to quantify the risk of a passenger train operating on or next to a freight train in a shared track or shared-use corridor setting. This study presents the initial results to understand what the most important contributors to the risk of train accidents on shared-used rail corridors are. This work can be used to better understand how to most efficiently and effectively manage the risk on shared-use rail corridors.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 15p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01599331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NURail2013-UIUC-R06
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC18
  • Created Date: Apr 26 2016 10:23AM