METHODOLOGY OF THE SELECTION OF THE OPTIMUM VARIANT FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF LINES FOR PASSENGER RAILROAD TRAFFIC AT SPEEDS OF 200 KM/HR
Preparation of existing rail lines for projected high-speed passenger trains is based initially on technical and economic analyses of the rebuilding of segments which represent major speed restrictions. Among the factors appraised are: Radius of curvature, nature of straight segments between successive curves, motive power and traction characteristics, braking performance, train characteristics and the varying types of trains which must use the line. Train categories are high-speed passenger (200 km/hr), fast passenger (160 km/hr), suburban (130 km/hr) and freight (100 km/hr). Formulas are given for summation of the physical and economic factors on which decisions are reached.
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All-Union Labor Red Banner Railway Research InstUSSR Ministry of Railways
Moscow B-174, USSR
- Publication Date: 0
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Alignment; Curved track; Decision making; Freight trains; High speed rail; Lines of track; Passenger trains; Railroad tracks; Relocation (Facilities); Speed limits
- Old TRIS Terms: Line relocation; Track alignment
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00142605
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 1 1977 12:00AM