Shared Risks at Interface Between Railway Undertakings and Infrastructure Managers

  • Piotr Smoczyński
  • Adrian GillEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 36)


Organisational changes on European railways significantly affected the way how the railway transportation works. The state railways were divided and new entities came into market. The cooperation between the actors is to be managed with the help of mandatory safety management systems, based on risk management principles. In this paper, we propose a novel notation for describing ‘shared risks’, i.e. the hazards which sources, possible risk reduction measures and/or consequences are not covered by one safety management system. The standardised description of such hazards should improve understanding of their nature and thus make the application of risk reduction measures more effective.


Risk Safety Safety management Safety management system Railway safety 



The research work was financed with the means of statutory activities of Faculty of Machines and Transport, Poznan University of Technology, 05/52/DSPB/0259.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Poznan University of TechnologyPoznańPoland

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