HIGH SPEED TRACK ON THE WESTERN REGION OF BRITISH RAILWAYS. PART 1

This paper describes the work which has been and is still being carried out to provide the necessary track standards for 125 mile/h running between London and the outskirts of Bristol. The very large number of items of work, including realignment, ballasting, treatment of the foundation, switch and crossing work, remodelling and elimination of level crossings, required the special provision of resources, and occupations of the line which in one case involved the closure of a route (the Badminton line) for 5 months continuously. Each type of work is dealt with, and selected items such as the major realignment at Twyford and the work on the Badminton line, are described in more detail.

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 207-225
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 64

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179132
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM