Transportation

Detecting Crash Hotspots Using Grid and Density-based Spatial Clustering

Author(s) Amin Ganjali Khosrowshahi, MSc Iman Aghayan, PhD Mehmet Metin Kunt, PhD Abdoul-Ahad Choupani, PhD   Abstract Data mining techniques, specifically spatial clustering methods, are used to analyse crash data and find their spatial patterns. In the present...

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...

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,...

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)...