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Simulation for rail human factors

Network Rail is responsible for maintaining and renewing the rail infrastructure in theUnitedKingdom.They require a tool to determine the impact of these infrastructure changes to ensure they do not have an adverse effect on train drivers.They envisaged that Virtual Reality (VR) technology could be a solution and they commissioned this research project to examineVR in the rail industry. In addition, there are many human factors research programmes being undertaken in the rail industry and there are compelling reasons for someof the research to beundertaken in a simulator.