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Keywords: Crashworthiness, workstation table, full-scale train-to-train test, crash energy management, crush zones, rail cars, occupant survivability, collision, injury, impacts
Abstract: This report describes results from the Option C component of a research program aimed at improving crashworthiness of passenger train workstation tables. Research conducted in the...
Keywords: Close calls, human factors, safety culture, risk reduction, continuous improvement, employee involvement, passenger rail, freight rail
Collision of Amtrak Passenger Train and Norfolk Southern Freight Train—November 30, 2007, Chicago, Illinois
Keywords: Transportation, safety, collision, rail accident investigation, crashworthiness, structures, dynamics
Abstract: On November 30, 2007, an Amtrak passenger train travelling at approximately 33 mph collided with the rear of a standing freight train in Chicago, Illinois. The locomotive of the...
Keywords: Occupant volume integrity, testing, finite element analysis, passenger equipment, crashworthiness
Abstract: FRA, supported by the Volpe Center, conducted research on alternative methods of evaluating occupied volume integrity (OVI) in passenger railcars. Guided by this research, an...
Environmental Review Documents
Cultural Resources Assessment Report for the All Aboard Florida Passenger Rail Project from Orlando to West Palm Beach
Keywords: Cultural Resources Assessment Report; All Aboard Florida; AAF; Orlando to West Palm Beach