WIT Press


Railways Safety Management Organisation: The Italian Case

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040311

Volume

74

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

248 kb

Author(s)

E. Celli, G. Sciutto, A. Traverso & C. Bellini

Abstract

One of the main consequences brought by liberalisation in the European railway market is the separation between the railway managers and the railway undertakings. Safety professionals of the sector stress that the separation of infrastructure management from rail traffic operations could affect the railways safety performances, bringing confusion into the whole safety management process. In order to mitigate these side effects, the EU is strongly committed to defining adequate measures, contained in specific Directives proposals. In order to respond to the European safety regulatory framework, the Italian safety management organisation has been deeply modified: a single entity no longer has full responsibility for safety in the restructured national railway sector. Safety manage

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