A report carried out by AEA Technology for RSSB on the implications of climate change for safety on the railways.
This document was published in April 2003 by Railway Safety & Standards Board.
It was written by AEA Technology.
The original document format was PDF File, and comprised 141 pages.The original document can be found here.
This document is © Railway Safety & Standards Board.
"The report was commissioned by RSSB as part of the Rail Safety Research Programme and was prepared by AEA Technology plc. The overall aim of the research is to help Railway Group members understand better the implications that climate change may have on their activities. The research was designed to:
• Identify the current status of knowledge concerning climate change impacts on railway safety, and gaps in that knowledge.
• Define what work is required to fill those gaps.
• Specify what work is needed to determine how the railway industry should respond to the threats associated with climate change.
The report covers the following:
• A robust summary of current information and research, highlighting the development of global, regional and local climate research.
• Current documentation and databases within Network Rail and RSSB.
• A qualitative assessment of the effect of predicted climate change scenarios on railway infrastructure.
It lists individuals, organisations, websites, reports and databases concerned with climate change and weather. This is a valuable set of references."
Safety Implications of Weather, Climate and Climate Change
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