Track Design Handbook for Light Rail Transit

Track Design Handbook for Light Rail Transit

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TCRP report 155 provides guidelines and descriptions for the design of various common types of light rail transit (LRT) track. The track structure types include ballasted track, direct fixation (qballastlessq) track, and embedded track. The report considers the characteristics and interfaces of vehicle wheels and rail, tracks and wheel gauges, rail sections, alignments, speeds, and track moduli. The report includes chapters on vehicles, alignment, track structures, track components, special track work, aerial structures/bridges, corrosion control, noise and vibration, signals, traction power, and the integration of LRT track into urban streets.Performance in any of the categories above can be significantly affected by vehicle maintenance issues. If the maintenance plan and budget for the system does not provide for routine wheel truing, the track design may have to accommodateanbsp;...

Title:Track Design Handbook for Light Rail Transit
Publisher:Transportation Research Board - 2012


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