RAILWAY SAFETY AND THE TRAIN DRIVER INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT

The TRAIN project investigates traffic safety related risks, focusing in particular on the train driver work situation, use of information, and the supporting safety organization. It is an ongoing project funded and managed by the Swedish National Rail Administration and carried out by independent researchers. The project provides a multidisciplinary investigation using task and ergonomic analyses, usability evaluation of the automatic train control (ATC) system, and analyses of stress, mental workload, and work hours. Several methods are used such as interviews, questionnaires, diaries, activity monitoring, and videotapes. Results from parts of the project show that there is a lack of human factors data in accident reports and that drivers report severe problems concerning sleepiness on early morning shifts, problems with maintenance on vehicles, and problems in understanding ATC functions. The problem areas identified show that there is a need for scientific studies of human factors and railway safety as well as safety management programs, including professional human factors competence in the railway industries.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.
  • Monograph Title: COMPUTERS IN RAILWAYS VII
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00800787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1853128260
  • Contract Numbers: BRPR-CT97-D558, DG 12 HINS, KBN No. 9 T12C 045 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 2000 12:00AM