Case Analysis and Statistical Characteristics of a Railroad Weather-Related Accidents and Incidents each Railroad Line in the Korean Peninsula

노선별 철도기상사고의 통계적 특성 및 사례분석

  • 박종길 (인제대학교 환경공학부 대기환경정보연구센터) ;
  • 정우식 (인제대학교 대학원 대기환경정보공학과 대기환경정보연구센터) ;
  • 이재수 (한국철도공사 부산경남본부, 마산기관차승무사업소) ;
  • 김은별 (인제대학교 대학원 대기환경정보공학과 대기환경정보연구센터)
  • Received : 2010.10.12
  • Accepted : 2010.11.19
  • Published : 2011.02.26


This paper aims to find out the statistical characteristics of railroad weather-related accidents and incidents of each railroad line and then reduce the railroad accidents and prepare for the climate change. For this, we used data of KROIS and Korea railroad accidents report during 1996-2008. The results are as follows; Gyeongbu line is the most vulnerable line to railroad weather-related accidents, Yeongdong and Taebaek line are also the vulnerable line. The main railroad weather-related accidents and incidents is a railway obstruction and the next is a signal failure, a power supply failure. The second cause of a railway obstruction was some different for each line, but the main cause was a collapsed roadbed. We knew that the cold front accompanied with a heavy rainfall for a short time is the main weather pattern which cause the railroad accidents.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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