Earthworks are works which most frequently, in view of their inadequacy, bring about situations such as not to allow speed levels, which had been fixed as an objective, to be reached without the weight of very considerable maintenance costs. It can thus be affirmed that these are the works which qualify a modern railway line. Economies in this sector can only represent a modest quota of the total cost of a railway and thus represent a serious mistake. It being understood that to obtain good results from road and railworks, and to avoid serious unexpected difficulties, and the consequent considerable delays and increased costs in the executive phase, it is necessary to carry out a rational programme of surveys of the terrain during this phase, an illustration is given in this first article of the various phases of the geological and geotechnical surveys.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Collegio Ingegneri Ferroviari Italiani

    Piazza Croce Rossa
    Rome,   Italy 
  • Authors:
    • Orlandi, D
  • Publication Date: 1976-9


  • Italian

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  • Accession Number: 00152621
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM