Gaining Track Support to Improve Track Safety, Efficiency, and the Competitiveness of the Rail Industry

Track components have been hardened and strengthened to improve durability and performance, but increases in train loads and speeds, coupled with recent extreme weather events, have necessitated constant vigilance for track safety. The authors of this article explore advances in track support and measurement systems that are ensuring a more efficient and safe performance from the track structure.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 22-27
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 286
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489839
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2013 2:04PM