By laying mats of heat-moulded ground automobile tires beneath the ballast as rail is renewed, the Japanese National Railways is reducing maintenance costs sufficiently to justify the mat installation. Noise and vibration are also reduced. It is intended that this system will be standard as the Skin Kansen is extended throughout Japan. Further studies are planned on the durability of the ballast mat, its effects on preventing ballast pulverisation and the maintenance cost reduction.

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  • Authors:
    • TAJIMA, H
    • Kiura, K
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  • Pagination: p. 11-20
  • Serial:
    • Permanent Way
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Japan Railway Civil Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057874
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Permanent Way
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 56
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1976 12:00AM