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Banretur: återvinning av banvallsmassor och betongsliprar - en förstudie
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
2002 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

This pilot study refers to a project whose objective was to develop

procedures for the way surplus material removed in conjunction with ballast

and banquette cleaning shall be dealt with from the technical/economic

standpoint, in view of the responsibilities and roles of the players involved

with regard to the requirements of the Swedish Environmental Code. The

study is mainly based on the information gained from a number of studied

reference projects. The ballast material removed is, on average, ca 0.5

m3/track metre in ballast cleaning and ca 1 m3/track metre in banquette

cleaning. The introduction of the Environmental Code resulted in a tightening

of requirements with regard to e.g. the way in which this surplus material is

to be disposed of. In its capacity as track operator, the Swedish National

Rail Administration has the ultimate responsibility for disposal of the

material in a way that is compatible with the requirements of the

Environmental Code and the environmental policy of the Administration itself.

The results of the reference projects which have been studied in this project

indicate that there is still uncertainty as to how the surplus material is to

be disposed of. The absence of clear handling procedures is one reason for

this uncertainty which has caused unnecessary disruptions, with irritation

and cost increases as a result. Recycling/re-use of ballast material is a

complex area involving many interested parties, and it is necessary for these

to cooperate on the basis of the same conditions. In turn, this requires

clear handling procedures which ensure that necessary and sufficient

information is produced. The handling procedures proposed in this project are

to be seen as a first stage in a continued development process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI meddelande 935 , 2002.
VTI meddelande, ISSN 0347-6049
Keyword [en]
Swedish, Sweden, Coarse aggregate, Concrete, Recycling, Sleeper, Maintenance, Railway, Cost, Waste product, Specifications, Pollutant, Contractor
Research subject
Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Environment; Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Railway track
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-4901OAI: diva2:673730
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2013-12-03

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