Introduction to Railway Civil Engineering

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Course duration: 2 Days

Programme

Day One

Session 1 – Introduction and Objectives. Use of Group Standards.

Session 2 – Track Structure Failures. Weather Induced Failures. Track Inspections.

Session 3 – Track Renewals. Track Maintenance. Non-Ballasted Track.

Session 4 – Train Operation. Possessions. Speed Restrictions. Access Problems.

Session 5 – Switch and Crossing Construction, Maintenance and Renewal.

Review of the day’s work.

Day two

Session 1 – Track Recording.
Curve Design and Realignment Exercise.
CWR Maintenance.

Session 2 – Off Track Maintenance and Responsibilities.

Session 3 – Clearances. Electrification. Bridges.

Session 4 – Derailments. Earthworks. Drainage.

Review of the day’s work.

Objectives

Review of the Course.

The course will provide an understanding of the basic requirements of mixed traffic railway of varying vintage, and is intended as a grounding in railway civil engineering for young engineers and those going into railway engineering from other disciplines. The course will also introduce to delegates a unique online knowledge resource, developed collaboratively by a number of experts in various fields of rail engineering.

The course is relevant to recently qualified engineers beginning a career in railway design, project management, construction or maintenance.

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