Enhance Safety Performance through Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Accidents in Egyptian National Railway

Hany S. Riad, Haytham N. Zohny, Wael M. Ibrahim, Mona E. Elsayed


Rail transport plays an important role in creating a sustainable future for transport. Safety can be defined as qualitatively or quantitatively to prevent unacceptable risks. Improving safety is the main goal of each railway company as safe operation helps in increasing the level of service offered to the users. This paper deals with quantitative and qualitative analysis of accidents in Egyptian National Railway for annual accidents during the period of 2011 till 2017 for the six zones classified according to causes as absolute values and relative values to determine the worst zones and the most popular causes to improve the safety level and put the corrective plan to minimize the effective of accidents on both economic and safety of the society, to realize this goal a data collections were obtained and traffic fluction were calculated by the use of the official time table in train.km/year for the six zones. The study proposes effective solution for the decision maker to enface this very dangerous problem and improve the economic efficiency of the system, and preserve the environment surrounding the system.


Egyptian National Railway(ENR); Safety; Risk; Quantitative; Qualitative; Accident; Derailment; Collision; Level crossing and Fire.

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