ON Track Maintenance

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Various cost-effective maintenance practices for conventional track structures Use determines a given maintenance strategy, but planning determines that strategy's cost effectiveness.

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Construction on Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, a.k.a. the Silver Line, is about to head into a busy period as the project hits the 30 percent complete mark.   "This is the biggest year...
Harsco Rail has been awarded a multi-year contract from Network Rail in the United Kingdom valued at more than $40 million.   The company says the award continues a long-standing contracting service from Harsco Rail that began...
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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) awarded MERMEC a contract to supply a track recording vehicle to be operated on 104 miles of rapid transit lines serving the San Francisco Bay Area.   On April 11, 2016, MERMEC...
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Use determines a given maintenance strategy, but planning determines that strategy's cost effectiveness.   Use determines a given maintenance strategy, but planning determines that strategy's cost effectiveness. This article addresses conventional railroad systems throughout the world. It mentions...
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Success in battling defects and extending the life of a rail can be met with a well-planned grinding or milling program.   Success in battling defects and extending the life of a rail can be met with...

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Suppliers offer many versatile options to railroads for precise placement and removal of materials needed along the rights-of-way.   Suppliers offer many versatile options to railroads for precise placement and removal of materials needed along the rights-of-way. With...
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Metra has laid out plans to begin infrastructure improvements to its stations, track, bridges and road crossings this year to ensure safe and reliable service and maintain a state of good repair systemwide. Construction work...
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Kansas City Southern plans to invest approximately $20 million this year in construction and improvement projects on KCS's mainline from Kansas through Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and northwest Louisiana, which is a key component of the...
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Beginning on March 28, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit's (NYCT) FASTRACK program returned to the 1 line in Upper Manhattan for two weeks. For four consecutive weeknights from until early April 1,...
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Trackwork will begin on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Framingham-Worcester Line this month, with a goal of replacing 25,000-30,000 crossties while work to end the line's heat-related speed restrictions wraps up.   Keolis Commuter Services, which...