Designing Railways looks at the construction and planning of new railways, and maintenance of railway infrastructure, covering the initial spatial planning studies, financial budgeting, and project planning
This book presents the current state of the railway technology in Germany and also in Austria to a lesser extent. It looks forward to expected technical and legal developments and also contains valuable information on effective planning and approval procedures.
The authors are well-known experts in the railway sector and their expertise make this book an indispensable compendium on the subject of railway construction. The book is aimed at civil engineers and architects as well as students at the German-speaking technical universities and colleges. It provides all necessary information and tips, e.g., on line management, superstructure, railway bridge construction, earthworks, tunnel construction, railway crossings, container terminals, sound and vibration protection. As the railway system is an extremely complex technical system, there is also a description of the essential requirements, which are derived from other relevant fields, such as signalling, overhead lines and vehicle interface.
The third, completely revised edition includes the new current European regulations together with further extensive examples of railway construction in Austria.