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A study on the implementation of the domestic railroad RCM based on the analysis of railway accidents
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2019;30:415-27
Published online March 31, 2019;
© 2019 Korean Data and Information Science Society.

Hosoo Nam1 · Hyunwoo Lee2 · Jongtae Kim3 · Daesik Kim4

1Division of Mechatronics Engineering, Dongseo University, 2ITVANE, 3Division of Mathmatics and Big Data Science, 4Division of Safety Innovation Headquarters
Correspondence to: Professor, Division of Mechatronics Engineering, Dongseo University, Busan, 47011, Korea. E-mail:
Received January 17, 2019; Revised February 16, 2019; Accepted February 16, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The recent derailment of Gangneung Line occurred as an important opportunity for the establishment of railway safety and systematic maintenance system. In recent 10 years, the number of accidents has been decreasing year by year, but the delayed operation has not been reduced significantly, and most of the delayed operations are caused by a vehicle failure, which could lead to a bigger accident if thorough maintenance is not carried out. However, most of the domestic railway operators have difficulties due to lack of understanding about RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance) system construction and operation, which is a systematic maintenance activity. Therefore, this study suggests some method to perform RCM in the environment of domestic railway, and suggests a methodology to make RCM implementation more efficient.
Keywords : Maintenance, rail accident, rail safety, RCM, reliability.