From stations, to signalling systems, and train cabs to ticket machines, the successful running of the railway is often dependent on successful interactions between those who use and operate it and the systems and structures it’s built upon.
But what happens when these interactions don’t go to plan? The costs can range from frustration and dissatisfaction if a passenger misses a train, to catastrophe if a driver misses a red signal.
Human Factors/Ergonomics is the discipline concerned with the understanding and optimization of interactions among humans and other elements of a system. Join the London & South East Region online as we hear from Human Factors and Ergonomics professionals providing an introduction to Human Factors/Ergonomics in the design of the railway and discussing some of the interesting challenges that they have faced.
Richard Bye, Principal Ergonomics Specialist, Network Rail
Emily Thorne, Principal Human Factors Consultant, Atkins
Sam Waters, Senior Human Factors Specialist, RSSB
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