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Please find here more information about the MODSafe Final Conference in Cologne.


MODSafe was present at the TRA Conference 2012. The TRA "Transport Research Arena" 2012 
was held
on April 23-26, 2012 in Athens, Greece.

WP3 Hazard Control and Safety Response Analysis

The work will consist in:

Provision of a First List of Hazards/Preliminary Hazards Analysis

Recapitulation and review  of  Hazard Analysis concepts and methodologies used by  European transport operators, supply industries, research institutes  and methodologies developed in relevant EU and national research projects (e.g. MODURBAN, UGTMS). Consolidation of the state of the art   into a shared  preliminary hazards analysis concept, methodology and database.  A list of potential hazards - including the harmonization of hazards as derived from different operational use cases will be defined. The list will be checked against demands/requirements in different countries (e.g. GTR55, STRMTG proposition).

Consistency of the Final Hazards Analysis

Besides the  review and consolidation of relevant existing and available hazard analyses, it is a main objective of this task to complete the analysis in such a way, that no residual or even exotic combination of possible hazards in a guided urban transport system will be neglected. Previous hazard analyses for guided transport systems often dealt  with hazard structures monitored by Train Control and Signalling Systems; operational hazards (e.g. evacuation), security implications  (e.g. fire brigade dispatching), material impacts  (e.g. rolling stock failures), degraded operations effects (e.g. driving “on sight”, manual temporary speed restrictions, auxiliary route settings etc.). Other aspects like staff safety, maintenance safety etc. have not sufficiently been taken into account yet. The  MODSAFE Hazard Analysis will  therefore go beyond the state of the art of  hazard analyses and incorporate a wider range of potential hazards. 

MODSAFE Risk Analysis

The outline of the MODsafe  Hazard Analysis represents the fundamental data base for the later Consequence and Risk Analysis. Every identified hazard will be subject to a consequence and risk analysis involving amongst others:

  • Operating Mode
  • Possible resulting accidents and circumstances
  • Likely Severity
  • Possible or likely barriers