Proceedings of the

The 33rd European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2023)
3 – 8 September 2023, Southampton, UK

Developing a Resilience Framework for Railway Companies

Arvind Upadhyay1,a, Farheen Naz1,b, Maryam Gallab2, Domenico Orvitti2,c and Gaetano Marinelli2,d

1University of Stavange, Norway.

2MIS-LISTD Laboratory, Computer Science Department, Mines-Rabat School.

3Department of Chemical, Materials and Production Engineering, University of Naples Federico II.


In a dynamic environment like a transportation company, accidents are commonplace. For this reason, it is essential to have a qualitative and quantitative model of Resilience to manage possible problems. Therefore, resilience engineering is significant and increasingly used in complex systems. This paper studies Resilience Engineering, its applications, and how it is essential to define and measure a System Management for Resilience. In this regard, a qualitative Resilience Framework is proposed and applied to a rail company to react to adverse and sudden events. Furthermore, it is crucial to measure a company's level of Resilience. The FAHP and TOPSIS models were used and suitably reworked to create an appropriate resilience index.

Keywords: Resilience engineering, Resilience index, Resilience framework.

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