Managing Risk Improves Track Safety

While derailments remain a low probability, they have not been totally eliminated. This article reviews a new generation of track safety management tools that has been developed to quantify and analyze the risk associated with key track failure modes. Two particular risk management models that have been implemented worldwide and have been shown to be effective in controlling and reducing the risk of derailments concern broken rails and track buckling. These risk analysis models use site specific track and traffic risk factors to develop site "risk" values. Based on the magnitude of the value, the potential for failure occurring at the site is defined and the need for any follow up action is identified.

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  • Authors:
    • Zarembski, Allan M
    • Palese, Joseph W
  • Publication Date: 2005-5


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 32-33
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 15 2005 4:33PM