Track Systems, Engineering & Design In-Depth Focus 2018
The rail industry is constantly striving to improve network performance and capacity by deploying numerous activities, from investing in maintenance, upgrading existing lines, constructing new tracks, and understanding how the data collected from components can be used to an advantage. Read on to find out how some experts are solving track problems by understanding the true benefits of engineering and design.
- S-CODE: Transforming the performance of track switches
As part of the European rail industry’s pursuit of improved network performance and capacity, a ground-breaking project led by the UK’s University of Birmingham is setting out to reinvent the technologies and mechanisms used for moving trains between tracks. Colleagues Roger Dixon and Katherine Slater from the university’s Centre for Rail Research and Education, explain more.
- Ringsted-Fehmarn line: A record-breaking transport corridor for northern Europe
In an interview for Global Railway Review, Klaus Jørgensen, Project Director at Banedanmark for Denmark’s largest infrastructure project – the Ringsted-Fehmarn railway line – explains that construction of such a huge project involves several different engineering and track building activities.
- Polish rail tracks benefitting from record investment
Polish national railway infrastructure manager – PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. (PLK) – is set to spend over 66 billion PLN with support of EU funds to modernise its railway lines. President of the Management Board, Ireneusz Merchel, provides details of their comprehensive national railway programme that aims to deliver a better railway for both passengers and freight.
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