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Practical Application of a Model for Assessing the Criticality of Railway Infrastructure Elements

Petr Novotný, Jiří Markuci, Michal Titko, Simona Slivková, David Řehák
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2015, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 26-32
Doi: 10.1515/tvsbses-2015-0010
Rail transport is an important sub-sector of transport infrastructure. Disruption of its operation due to emergencies can result in a reduction in functional parameters of provided services with consequent impacts on society. Identification of critical elements of this system enables its timely and effective protection. On that ground, the article presents a draft model for assessing the criticality of railway infrastructure elements. This model uses a systems approach and multicriteria semi-quantitative analysis with weighted criteria for calculating the criticality of individual elements of the railway infrastructure. In the conclusion, it presents a practical application of the proposed model including the discussion of results.
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