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Sixth International Human Factors Rail Conference

The Sixth International Human Factors Conference was held on the 6-9 November 2017 in London. The conference is the only event worldwide focussing solely on rail human factors. The event was jointly organised by RSSB, Network Rail and the University of Nottingham.

Over 200 delegates from across the world attended the conference representing academic institutions, consultancies, infrastructure managers, train operators, railway suppliers and regulators.

The main conference programme was held over 3 days and covered a vast array of topics, from safety culture through to future railway technologies. The programme included 88 presentations, 16 posters and 5 workshops. Conference delegates were also given the opportunity to go on technical visits to see the British railway in action. The conference programme can be found here.

Keynote presentations were given by Andrew Taylor from Great Western Railway, Barry Kirwan from Eurocontrol and Lawrence Waterman (OBE) from Park Health and Safety.

The full papers from the conference are available on

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  • Organised by

  • RSSB
  • Human factors conference logo
  • Network Rail
  • University of Nottingham
  • In partnership with


  • International Union of Railways





  • European Union Agency for Railway




Sponsored by:

  • Systra Scottlister
  • Systra Scottlister

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