Route Drivability Tool

Design and implementation of signalling systems and other railway infrastructure features can have a significant impact on the train driver’s workload, and therefore the driver’s ability to perform safely and efficiently.

Changing the infrastructure arrangement once implemented is very costly so it is useful to be able to evaluate the ergonomic impact of a design scheme early on in the design project.

Network Rail, working with the world leading human factors consultancy Human Engineering, has developed a software model that allows engineers to do just that. Lucid developed the model into a web application with an easy to use interface and sophisticated graphing function.