Bollettino n. 37

Precast concrete railway track systems



1. Introduction

2. Description of precast concrete track systems

3. Quality assurance and testing

4. Sleeper production systems

5. Design of precast concrete track systems

6. Durability of precast concrete components

7. Rail fastening systems

8. Environmental considerations

9. Installation and maintenance of precast concrete track systems

10. Research and development

11. Conclusion

12. Bibliography

Appendix 1        Quality plan

Appendix 2        Flow chart, responsibilities of purchaser and supplier

Appendix 3        Worldwide survey

Appendix 4        Parameters to be considered when evaluating whole life cycle costs