Learning from accidents

  • Mon, Nov 21, 2022 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • GMT Standard Time

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Description

Trains are one of the safest ways to travel, but it hasn't always been like that. In this talk I will introduce the basics of railway signalling, and look at how it has evolved over time - often in response to accidents and near-misses. You will find out how a single stray wire caused an accident that killed 35 people, why leaves on the line cause such a problem for the railways, and how signalling systems are designed to deal with the inevitable human error.

 

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Mon, Nov 21, 2022 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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