Could the humble issue of train stabling transform our railways and even our cities?

This paper advocates the development over railway stabling yards (depots where trains are stored) using a slab deck to support building and parks above. It shows that where there is insufficient inner-city stabling (as there is in Melbourne), the business case for these developments can be substantially strengthened if the slab were to be constructed over a new inner-city stabling yard, due to the improved efficiencies such a yard would bring to the railway operation. The increased revenue stream provided by these improved efficiencies may make low-rise developments, which may be more appropriate for a city of Melbourne's scale, more financially viable for complex over-rail developments of this type. In addition, the deck covers the unsightly and noisy train yard so that it does not detract from the amenity of a modern city.

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  • Pagination: 10p.
  • Monograph Title: Rejuvenation and renaissance: CORE 2010: conference on railway engineering, 12-15 September 2010, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Accession Number: 01517060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2014 8:06PM