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Dr Adam BevanProfessor Paul Allen and Professor Jay Jaiswal, of the Institute of Railway Research, take a look at new rail asset management techniques in light-rail systems.

The defining characteristics of light-rail systems – such as embedded and ballasted track formations, small curve radii, steep gradients and frequent station stops – result in a very challenging operating environment. This, coupled with a large variation in route and vehicle characteristics between different networks, an absence of relevant standards and guidance, and limited system availability for maintenance action, means that effective management of the wheel-rail interface becomes a critical topic.

Period20 Nov 2018

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleMaintaining light rail
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletRailtechnologymagazine.com
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date20/11/18
    DescriptionThe defining characteristics of light-rail systems – such as embedded and ballasted track formations, small curve radii, steep gradients and frequent station stops – result in a very challenging operating environment. This, coupled with a large variation in route and vehicle characteristics between different networks, an absence of relevant standards and guidance, and limited system availability for maintenance action, means that effective management of the wheel-rail interface becomes a critical topic.
    URLwww.railtechnologymagazine.com/Comment/maintaining-light-rail
    PersonsAdam Bevan, Paul Allen