Trimming the cost of track inspection

Hughes, Murray
November 2010
Railway Gazette International;Nov2010, Vol. 166 Issue 11, p43
Trade Publication
This article looks at methods for the effective monitoring of both infrastructure and rolling stock in Europe. It discusses the enforcement of policy to monitor infrastructure and rolling stock under the Railway Safety Directive introduced by the European Union (EU). It also recommends cheaper alternatives to conventional methods to inspect railroad tracks using inspection cars. In addition, the article warns about the disadvantages of dedicated inspection trains or individual vehicles, including high capital costs.


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