Five step holistic approach to track maintenance & upgrade

The purpose of this paper is to present an outline of the strategy Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) implements for the maintenance and upgrade of the trackage infrastructure on its national network. ARTC’s approach to railway infrastructure maintenance is founded on a “back-to-basics” philosophy that was established and successfully developed and implemented in Victoria, Australia since 1999 to upgrade and sustain the railway infrastructure thereby increasing network reliability and capacity. The approach developed, and documented, is the Five Step Holistic Approach to Track Maintenance and Upgrade. This paper will review and expand upon this strategy and its implementation and success. ARTC’s infrastructure maintenance costs are low compared to other benchmarks in Australia and overseas and this is a reflection of putting into practice a “back-to-basics” approach to infrastructure management that is cost effective, easy to understand and sustainable.

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  • Pagination: pp. 31-35
  • Monograph Title: Permanent Way Institution (PWI) NSW, 2004 annual convention

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  • Accession Number: 01517040
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2014 8:05PM