Enhancing Railway Infrastructure Assets Against Natural Hazards

The transportation system in Alpine countries plays a vital role in the European transit of passengers and freight from north to south and east to west. In addition, transportation lines are essential for the accessibility of lateral valleys and their economic welfare. In mountain areas, extreme weather events regularly trigger hazardous and torrential processes like different kinds of flooding, landslides or avalanches and their intermixtures. Their intensity will increase in the next years due to climate change. As the railway infrastructure presents a bottleneck function in the Alps, this case study will focus on enhancing the resilience of a transportation network in a multi-hazard context and on reducing adverse effects of natural hazards in the transportation infrastructure in Austria.


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  • Accession Number: 01632723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 2017 9:25AM