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In-Depth Focus: Track Maintenance

19 September 2019 | By

Maintaining rail tracks has always been a fundamental activity for rail infrastructure managers, but – thanks to new technology and innovations – the techniques and attitudes towards these tasks have changed over recent years. How is combining traditional methods of monitoring the condition of railway tracks with modern solutions and…

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Global Railway Review Issue 4 2019

29 July 2019 | By

In this issue we explore the steps the industry must take to combat cyber-threats, how rail plays a part in the Catalonian multimodal public transport network and do high-speed rail projects around the world present an optimistic future?

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Product Showcase: Successfully tackling complex projects

19 July 2018 | By

Harsco Rail’s versatile and efficient Xem 181 universal vehicles are the heart of maintenance trains and are primarily used as workshops, for transporting track personnel, and for carrying out inspection and maintenance of various infrastructure components thanks to the lifting devices fitted to each vehicle.

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Harsco Rail advances technology in track maintenance and repair

15 November 2017 | By

Track maintenance in North America is similar to the rest of the world, in that many functions can be quite labour intensive and subject to countless variations. Over the past 10 years, track maintenance machines have become increasingly automated, but certain areas still require the strength and attention of trained…

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Infrastructure In-Depth Focus 2017

31 July 2017 | By

The complex infrastructure that allows passengers to get from a to b must perform efficiently and safely. Consequently, developing networks, allocating capacity, constructing new high-speed lines and moving towards predictive maintenance are all crucial pieces of the puzzle…

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Track Systems supplement

7 April 2015 | By

In our latest free-to-view Track Systems Supplement, Chris Eady from the Institute of Rail Welding explains the topic of broken rails and rolling contact fatigue, plus experts from Graz University cover the challenges in railway asset management in order to implement a preventive, condition-based maintenance and renewal strategy...

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Track Systems supplement 2014

5 June 2014 | By

In our latest free-to-view Track Systems Supplement, read articles about the CAPACITY4RAIL project, track maintenance facilities in Portugal, plus switches and crossings research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology...

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Track Systems supplement 2013

2 April 2013 | By

In this Track Systems supplement: Under Sleeper Pads in Track – the UIC project (Florian Auer, Past Project Manager for ‘USPs in Track’ / Rodolphe Potvin, Head of Track Laboratories, SNCF / Paul Godart, Deputy Director of Infrastructure at Infrabel and Chairman of the UIC Track Expert Group / Laurent…