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The Policy of applying RAMS to evaluate Railway Signalling Systems for reliable Transportation

  • Kazue Yasuoka
  • Atsushi Watabe
  • Tetsunori Hattori
  • Masayuki Matsumoto
Conference paper

Abstract

This paper describes how we adopted RAMS [1] [2] for railway signalling system management. We wanted to use this standard to railway signalling system to improve performance, maintenance and reduce failures. We evaluate railway signaling system by a parameter, and the parameter that shows the customer impact level from a railway signalling equipment system down is selected for evaluating reliability and the risks are analyzed. Then certain problems became clear and countermeasures examined, some of which were improved.

Keywords

RAMS Signalling System Reliability Management 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazue Yasuoka
    • 1
  • Atsushi Watabe
    • 1
  • Tetsunori Hattori
    • 2
  • Masayuki Matsumoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical & Signal Network DepartmentEast Japan Railway CompanyTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Railway International Standards CenterRailway Technical Research InstituteTokyoJapan

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