Time of event

16:00–18:00 Tokyo time


Greater high-speed rail (HSR) development in Asia will require policy makers and industry partners to navigate complex planning, design, construction, operational, and maintenance issues, as well as increasingly challenging domestic socioeconomic and political conditions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This ADBI-Japan Railway Technical Service (JARTS)-Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and Madras session is part of a learning series to examine key aspects of HSR construction and management. The session explored HSR safety management challenges and policy lessons. It highlighted Japanese HSR safety performance and the role of system-thinking-based safety management. It also highlighted other global HSR safety system development and implementation experiences.

The session included English-Japanese simultaneous interpreting.

  • Discuss HSR safety management priorities
  • Spotlight Japanese and global HSR safety system experiences and policy lessons
  • Government officials and representatives from HSR operators from Asia and Europe
  • Industry experts from think tanks, universities, and international organizations
  • Young researchers and university students
  • Enhanced understanding of HSR safety management and capacity building challenges and solutions
  • HSR safety system experience-sharing between policy makers, industry practitioners, and researchers
  • ADBI policy briefs and case studies
  • Edited volume drawing upon the session presentations and key messages
  • Indian Institutes of Technology, Kanpur and Madras
  • Japan Railway Technical Service
  • World Conference of Transport Research Society

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