Along with technical progress and fast paced development in China railway, new requirements of inspecting and managing railway safety in a high-level and systematic way is challenging our traditional safety viewpoints. This paper presents an investigation of current safety management mechanism and status in China railway. Referring to the concept of safety management system (SMS), this paper proposes an applicable framework for conducting risk based evaluation principle and safety managing procedures to China railway construction in coalition with existing fundamental regulations. Also key issues that can impact the intrinsic qualities of performing such framework via safety assurance activities with practical safety principle are given.

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