MODERNISATION OF THE ALIGNMENT OF RAILWAY TRACKS

The purpose of this paper is to establish a method for working out the priorities between the various expedients for modernising railway lines, with a view to increasing commercial speeds. After an analysis aimed at selecting the most suitable action to be taken, the conclusion seems to indicate that the best expedient consists of improving the horizontal path of the lines. The methodology established has been orientated in fact towards systemizing the improvements it is possible to make to the alignement by establishing a selection criterion based on the unit cost of the time saved. In this way it has been possible to formulate a logical series of options or variants for modernising the alignement, each one at a minimum cost involving an increasing level of commercial speed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Gonzales, A C
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 453-460
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323203
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM