Although railways are inherently safe, the severity of consequences of accidents or other problems mean that continued attention is needed to ensure that safety is maintained. Careful data analysis (e.g. on near-miss type incidents) can be a valuable tool in avoiding more serious problems in the future, and this requires a good understanding of both railway operations and statistical techniques.
Last updated: Sunday, 18th December 2016
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