Leading Indicators of Operational Risk on the Railway: A Novel Use for Underutilized Data Recordings

Guy H Walker, Ailsa Strathie

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Abstract

Data recording is the act of automatically logging information on system parameters over time. Data recording has become increasingly ubiquitous in rail transport operations. Entire national train fleets are now required to carry recorders which continuously extract data on how individual trains are being driven, at increasing rates, and across an increasing range of parameters. The outflow of data is extensive and growing, yet comparatively neglected. What could it be used for? In this study we argue it could be used to tackle the most important strategic risk issues currently faced by rail operators and authorities worldwide.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Factors in Transportation
Subtitle of host publicationSocial and Technological Evolution Across Maritime, Road, Rail, and Aviation Domains
EditorsG. Di Bucchianico, A. Vallicelli, N. A. Stanton, S. J. Landry
PublisherCRC Press
Pages103-120
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781498726177
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameIndustrial and Systems Engineering Series
PublisherCRC Press

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    Walker, G. H., & Strathie, A. (2017). Leading Indicators of Operational Risk on the Railway: A Novel Use for Underutilized Data Recordings. In G. Di Bucchianico, A. Vallicelli, N. A. Stanton, & S. J. Landry (Eds.), Human Factors in Transportation: Social and Technological Evolution Across Maritime, Road, Rail, and Aviation Domains (pp. 103-120). (Industrial and Systems Engineering Series). CRC Press.