This report describes the state of the art of railways in Colombia. The network is 3431 km long, 2797 km of which are opened to traffic, some of the lines having been closed. 20% of the network in service is in mountainous areas where difficult alignment, steep gradients and small radii of curvature (70 M) are prominent features. These factors together with instability problems inherent in the Andes region and the severity of the winters greatly complicate transport operations in general and rail operations in particular. For the covering abstract see IRRD abstract no 108676.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 16th National Congress of Civil Engineering, October 4-8, 1978, Cali, Colombia.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transporte

    Oficina de Planeamiento
    Cali,   Colombia 
  • Authors:
    • Ramos, L G
  • Publication Date: 1978-10


  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316371
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM