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TU Delft - Articles and news items

Developments in railway tracks

Industry Focus 2008, Past issues / 28 December 2008 /

One of the most important developments in the last decade was the large scale application of slab track. This is in particular the case for high-speed tracks. In countries like The Netherlands, with very soft soil conditions, classical high-speed tracks could only be realised without massive soil improvements via grouting and deep mixing.

New Dutch assessment of rail welding geometry

Issue 1 2005, Past issues / 2 March 2005 /

Delft University of Technology has developed new technical regulation standards for the geometrical deviations of metallurgic rail welds in The Netherlands, in cooperation with the Dutch rail infrastructure manager ProRail.