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Upgrading of infrastructure in order to meet new operation and market demands
Trafikverket; UIC, Paris, France; Charmec, Chalmers.
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2017 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The European objective of a modal shift of freight transports to railways will require extensive upgrading of existing railway lines since very few dedicated freight railways are currently being built and existing lines were built for traffic demands at the time of construction. A transition to increased and enhanced railway freight operations can therefore be costly and complicated. To minimize negative effects, a guideline for upgrading was developed within the Capacity4Rail project. This handbook presents the major findings. In particular it outlines different upgrading possibilities and their implications, and details structured approaches to upgrading analyses. It discusses possibilities for upgrading of substructures, bridges, tunnels, and the track structure. In these areas, an overview of challenges and possibilities is presented together with examples of experience from operational upgrading. It concludes that freight line upgrading using a more streamlined approach as outlined in the guideline is a necessity if EU objectives on modal shifts in transportation are to be met. Further, it demonstrates why a political drive is necessary to increase efforts to upgrade freight lines.

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London, 2017. , p. 209
Keyword [en]
Rail, Substructure, Bridges, Tunnels, Culverts, Track, Switches & Crossings
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Transport Systems and Logistics
Research subject
Structural Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67394OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-67394DiVA: diva2:1177739
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Capacity for Rail: Towards an affordable, resilient, innovative and high-capacity European Railway System for 2030/2050
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EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, SCP3-GA-2013-60560
Available from: 2018-01-25 Created: 2018-01-25 Last updated: 2018-02-13Bibliographically approved

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