Design of Blast Reduction Barrier at Railway Station Platforms

Vivian Lawrence, Sakdirat Kaewunruen

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Safety is the first priority in operating transportation and transit systems. The public and customers rely on operators to assure them the reliable and safe day-to-day uses of public transports. However, based on recent factual evidences, extreme physical and cyber threats are no longer uncommon and these unpreventable measures are even more dangerous to the public’s daily lives. Such clear examples are the terrorist attacks in Saint Petersburg in 2017, in London in 2017, in Stockholm in 2017, in Brussels in 2016, in Nice in 2016, and so many more. These examples have one thing in common. The transportation and transit systems are the clear target: either on rail, bus, car or truck, etc. (Kaewunruen et al., 2016). This research study further promotes a novel and innovative development and optimization of the platform layout design in improving safety, managing risks, and mitigating uncertainties in a railway platform where perspectives from the humanities and the operations are fully considered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 29th Nordic Seminar on Railway Technology
PublisherChalmers University of Technology
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2018
EventThe 29th Nordic Seminar on Railway Technology: NJS18 - Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 12 Jun 201813 Jun 2018


ConferenceThe 29th Nordic Seminar on Railway Technology
Abbreviated titleNJS18
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  • Blast
  • barrier
  • railway platform
  • station
  • terrorist attack


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