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Safety impacts of internationalisation in the Norwegian railway sector

Safety impacts of internationalisation in the Norwegian railway sector

Category
Conference lecture and academic presentation
Abstract
This paper presents results from an interview study concerning internationalisation in the Norwegian rail-way sector. We asked 11 persons from different train operators, the infrastructure administrator and the reg-ulatory authorities about (1) their appraisal of the effects of internationalisation on railway safety in Nor-way, and (2) how actors in the Norwegian railway sector can collaborate to avert negative effects of interna-tionalisation on railway safety and enhance possible positive effects. The interviewees raised concerns re-lated to international regulation, the capacity of infrastructure, increased competition, quality of training, and knowledge sharing between companies. Internationalisation processes lead to different concerns in dif-ferent transport sectors. The sectors also differ with respect to the resources available to promote safety in the face of internationalisation.
Language
English
Affiliation
  • SINTEF Digital / Software Engineering, Safety and Security
Presented at
European Safety and Reliability Conference ESREL 2017, Portoroz, Slovenia, 18. - 22. juni 2017
Place
Portoroz
Date
17.06.2017 - 21.06.2017
Organizer
ESRA; European Safety and Reliability Conference
Year
2017