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Sixth International Human Factors Rail Conference

Aim of conference

The Sixth International Human Factors Rail Conference will be held in London between 6 and 9 November 2017. The conference is the only event worldwide focusing solely on rail human factors.

The conference is the leading forum to bring together those in the industry who need to apply the expertise, methods, tools and knowledge of rail ergonomics/human factors. The aim of this conference is to provide an opportunity to bring together scientists, consultants, regulators, operators, infrastructure managers, manufacturers and suppliers to share rail human factors knowledge. The conference will focus on:

  • In-cab signalling
  • Traffic management
  • Non-technical skills
  • The platform-train interface
  • Safety culture.

However topics on all aspects of rail human factors are welcome.

The conference is jointly organised by RSSB, Network Rail and the University of Nottingham, and in association with the European Union Agency for Railway (ERA), the International Union of Railways (UIC), the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) and the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

Conference format

The rail human factors conference will be hosted over four days. The first three days will cover the main conference programme and the final day will consist of technical visits to see the operational railway in action.

There is also an opportunity to catch up with old colleagues, network and relax at the social events of the conference including a drinks reception on the first evening and a dinner on the second evening.


  • 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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