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Warsaw University of Technology Faculty of Transport, ul. Koszykowa 75, Warsaw, Poland
Publication date: 2021-09-30
Eksploatacja i Niezawodność – Maintenance and Reliability 2021;23(3):476–488
  • Risk assessment for freight train delays on railway lines.
  • Identification of causes of accidents on railway lines and railway sidings in Poland.
  • Determination of the probability of a cause resulting in a railway accident.
  • Risk analysis of potential costs of delays resulting from accidents in Poland in 2019.
The aim of this article is to assess the risk of performance of rail freight transport on the basis of an analysis of identified risk areas based on statistical data on the causes of accidents that occurred on the lines of railway transport in Poland. A critical review of selected scientific studies relating to the risk assessment process for identified areas of the railway system has been undertaken. Based on statistical data, the authors analysed the causes of accidents on railway lines in 2019 in Poland and determined the probability of occurrence of a given cause. In addition, the article calculates the probability of vehicle delays for different emergency situations occurring in the performance of rail freight transport operations. This enabled the authors of the article to carry out a risk assessment of freight train delays on railway lines.
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