PRESTRESSED CONCRETE SLEEPERS AND SLAB TRACKS ON JNR

JNR has two kinds of railway lines--narrow gauge (1,067 mm) and the Shinkansen (1,435 mm). The narrow gauge track totals 27,769 km of which prestressed concrete sleepers make up 39% and slabs make up 1%--the maximum speed of trains operating on them being 120 km/h. The Shinkansen is 3,609 km long with prestressed concrete sleepers accounting for 44% and slabs for 51%--the maximum operating speed being 210 km/h. The Tohoku and Joetsu Shinkansen has 88% slab track over its 1,470 km, with much saving in track maintenance and allowing more high speed traffic.

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    Japan Railway Engineers' Association

    2-5-18 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Uzuka, H
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Pagination: p. 6-10
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399775
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1985 12:00AM