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ÖBB-Infrastruktur Bau AG - Articles and news items

The focus is on overcoming barriers and linking Europe

Issue 4 2008, Past issues / 1 August 2008 /

With an average yearly investment volume of approximately €1.2 billion in new projects and the development of existing projects, plus approximately €500 million in the existing network, ÖBB-Infrastruktur Bau AG is the force behind track developments in Austria.

Condition detection – an intelligent solution

Issue 4 2006, Past issues / 28 July 2006 /

In view of free network access, it is important for railway companies to detect the condition (loading, driving stability, out-of-roundness of wheels) of their trains as they run along the track. In 1998, the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) began research in the field of intelligent local measurement. The ARGOS system covers this entire field of application. The main goal of local ARGOS checkpoints is to detect the dynamic condition of the trains travelling on the track at operating speeds with the highest accuracy and reliability.