Transportation

Ground Risk and Rail Asset Management in East Anglia

Author(s) Authors: Ian Payne, BSc, MSc, CEng, MICE, CIHT Lee Clifton, EngTech, MICE Simon Holt, BSc, MSc, Eur Geol, CGeol   Abstract The Network Rail Anglia region has 1091 km of earthworks, many of which are steep-sided embankments constructed of locally won fill...

Balancing Railway Network Availability and Engineering Access

Author(s) John Armstrong, BE, MSc, EngD John Preston, BA, MA, PhD   Abstract As traffic on Britain's railways has grown, the system is approaching capacity and moving towards 24/7 operation. This increases wear and tear, and reduces access for maintenance, renewal and...

Sustainability of High-speed Rail: A Comparative Study

Authors Inara Watson, BSc, MSc Amer Ali, BSc, MSc, PhD Ali Bayyati, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD   Abstract High-speed railways can move passengers and goods cost-effectively and sustainably. However, there is a need to consider the objectives of high-speed rail (HSR) systems...

Modelling Traffic Action in High-speed Railway Bridges

Author(s) Bradley Pring, MEng Ana M. Ruiz-Teran, MEng, PhD, CEng, MICE, FHEA   Abstract There are a significant variety of approaches taken by researchers when considering the response due to traffic in high-speed railway (HSR) bridges. This paper presents a...

Performance of Cement Asphalt Mortar with Hanomaterials

Authors: Xi Wu Xing-Lang Fan Jia-Fei Jiang Abstract Deterioration of the cement asphalt mortar (CAM) cushion in non-ballast slab track can decrease the safety of high-speed railway lines in service. The improvement in the performance of CAM due to the addition of...