Fatigue and its Contribution to Railway Incidents

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) report on the 2010 uncontrolled freight train run-back incident at Shap included a recommendation to ‘implement measures to improve the quality and quantity of available data relating to fatigue-related railway accidents and incidents’. In response, we conducted a review of 246 investigation reports into high-risk rail incidents. The findings have provided new insights into the prevalence of fatigue in rail incidents and have established a good basis for fatigue analysis.


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