MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 235, 2018Horizons of Railway Transport 2018, 10th Year of International Scientific Conference
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||21 November 2018|
Transport of dangerous goods by rail
Department of Water Transport, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, University of Zilina, Univerzitna 8215/1, 010 26 Zilina, Slovakia
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Every day, products identified as dangerous goods are transported across the EU by road, rail, water and air. Currently, large quantities of different types of dangerous goods are transported by rail. The influence of random factors and events can lead to an accident resulting in a leakage of hazardous substances. These types of incidents not only threaten the safety of rail transport, but also life, environment and property. The paper defines legal framework of DGT (dangerous good transport), risks during the carriage of hazardous materials and the main advantages of the rail transport of dangerous goods, compared with other transport modes.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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