Railways have the duty to conduct their operations safely; the recording of railway accidents and the investigation of their causes have therefore always played an important role. Thorough investigation of the causes of accidents, however, suffered for a long time from the circumstance that the extent of the recorded accidents had to remain relatively limited. It was only with the aid of EDP that is became possible with economic justification to include the great mass of minor cases in the statistics, and thus to obtain greater informative value from the available statistics, to pursue more intensive research into the causes of accidents, and to take more effective counter-measures. The article deals with the extent, content and information value of the statistics on dangerous occurrences in railway working maintained by the DB since January 1, 1974.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • GOLD, H
  • Publication Date: 1976-11


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00150402
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM