Safety in the railway industry


  • Rafał Burdzik Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Transport, Katowice Poland Author
  • Bogusław Nowak DR-TECH Sp. z. o.o., Imielin, Poland Author
  • Jacek Rozmus DR-TECH Sp. z. o.o., Imielin, Poland Author
  • Paweł Słowiński Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Transport, Katowice Poland Author
  • Jarosław Pankiewicz Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Automotive and Construction Machinery Engineering, Warsaw, Poland Author



railway transport, traffic control, railway safety, product safety, rail vibrations


Safety of the railway transport is extremely important issue, thus it has to be supported by numerous of terms. It is not only the legislation and organization or traffic control but also the proper quality of every devices in the railway infrastructure. The paper deals with safety in the rail industry. Companies and producers of railway equipment have to guarantee the best quality, maintenance and reliability. Safety is also a device directly responsible for protecting e.g. level crossings but also safety in terms of design and construction. Supervision of products is fulfilled in Poland by e.g. the Office of Railway Transport managing the safety and regulation of rail traffic. The paper presents industry security in terms of product as safety in design and production, in construction, in exploitation. Despite such extensive, multisector and multifaceted organizational, legal and technical safety structures in rail transport it is advisable to conduct further research into the analysis of the possibilities for improved safety. Also authors have assumed that for the improving of railway crossing safety level the support system for the traffic detection can be developed. To increase of the complex crossing safety level the support system has to be independent from current usage control devices, as axle counter block. Thus the paper presents concept of application of vibration wave propagation employing as source if information on train or car detection.


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Burdzik, R., Nowak, B., Rozmus, J., Słowiński, P., & Pankiewicz, J. (2017). Safety in the railway industry. Archives of Transport, 44(4), 15-24.


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