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Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI)

 

European Norms

  • EN 13146-1:2012+A1:2014. Railway applications – Track – Test methods for fastening systems. Part 1: Determination of longitudinal rail restraint.
  • EN 13146-2:2012. Railway applications – Track – Test methods for fastening systems. Part 2: Determination of torsional force.
  • EN 13674-1:2011. Railway applications – Track – Rail – Part 1: Vignole railway rails 46 kg/m and above.
  • EN 13803-1:2010. Railway Applications – Track – Track alignment parameters – Track gauges 1435 and wider – Part 1: Plain Line.
  • EN 13803-2:2006. Railway Applications – Track – Track alignment parameters – Track gauges 1435 and wider – Part 2: Switches and crossings and comparable alignment design situations with abrupt changes of curvature.
  • EN 13848-1:2003 + A1:2008. Railway applications – Track – Track geometry quality – Part 1: Characterisation of track geometry.
  • EN 13848-2:2006. Railway applications – Track – Track geometry quality – Part 2: Measuring systems – Track recording vehicles.
  • EN 13848-5:2008 + A1:2010. Railway applications – Track – Track geometry quality – Part 5: Geometric quality levels – Plain line.
  • EN 13848-6:2014. Railway applications – Track – Track geometry quality – Part 6: Characterisation of track geometry quality.

UIC Codes

  • Code 519, UIC (2004). Method for determining the equivalent conicity. International Union of Railways (UIC), 1st Paris.
  • Code 703, UIC (1989). Caractéristiques de tracé des voies parcourues par des trains de voyageurs rapides. (Characteristics of the alignment for high speed trains). International Union of Railways (UIC), 2nd Paris.
  • Code 719, UIC (2008). Earthworks and track bed for railway lines. International Union of Railways (UIC), 3rd Paris.
  • Code 720, UIC (2005). Laying and Maintenance of CWR Track. International Union of Railways (UIC), 2nd Paris.
  • Code 774-3, UIC (2001). Track/bridge Interaction: Recommendations for calculations. International Union of Railways (UIC), 1st Paris.

ERRI/ORE Reports

  • ORE D72 (1964). Question D 72. Principes directeurs pour la conception des appareils de voie (profils de rails UIC 54 et UIC 60). Office for Research and Experiments (ORE), Utrecht.
  • ORE D117/RP 8/E (1976). Question D 117. Optimum adaptation of the conventional track to future traffic. Report no 8. A study of factors influencing the resistance to transverse displacement of unloaded track. Office for Research and Experiments (ORE), Utrecht.
  • ERRI D202/RP 1 (1994). Improved knowledge of forces in CWR track (including switches).Proposal for theoretical model. Investigations concerning CWR. European Rail Research Institute, Utrecht.
  • ERRI D202/RP 2 (1995). Improved knowledge of forces in CWR track (including switches).Review of existing experimental work in behaviour of CWR track. European Rail Research Institute, Utrecht.
  • ERRI D202/RP 3 (1995). Improved knowledge of forces in CWR track (including switches).Theory of CWR stability. European Rail Research Institute, Utrecht.

UK Standards

  • GC/RT5021 (2011) Track System Requirements, Issue Five, Rail Safety and Standard Board Limited, London.
  • NR/L2/TRK/001/mod14 (2012). Managing track in hot weather. Issue 6. Network Rail.
  • NR/L2/TRK/2102 (2016). Design and Construction of Track, Issue 7. Network Rail.
  • NR/L3/TRK/2049/mod02 (2016). Track Design Handbook. Issue 13. Module 2 – Mathematics. Network Rail.
  • NR/L2/TRK/2049 (2010) Track Design Handbook. Issue 12. Network Rail.
  • NR/L2/TRK/2102 (2010) Design and Construction of Track. Issue 6. Network Rail.
  • NR/L2/TRK/3011 (2012). Continuous Welded Rail (CWR) Track, Issue 7. Network Rail.
  • PD CEN/TR 16513(2014) Railway applications – Track – Survey of track geometry quality. British Standards Institution, London.
  • S1157 (2014) Track – Performance, Design and Construction. London Underground.
  • Network Rail (2008) Improving Alignment Designs, I&I Track Programme, Network Rail.
  • Handbook 3 (1973). Railway curves. Rules for speed of trains in relation to radius of curve, cant and length of transition. British Railway Board. Civil Engineering Department.

U.S. Department of Transport. Federal Railroad Administration

  • DOT/FRA/ORD-77/29. Track Structures Performance. Comparative analysis of specific systems and components performance. Office of Research and Development. FRA-DOT. Washington D.C.
  • DOT/FRA/ORD-77/41. Lateral Resistance of railroad track. Office of Research and Development. FRA-DOT. Washington D.C.
  • DOT/FRA/ORD-78/49. Thermal buckling of straight tracks fundamentals, analysis and preventive measures. Office of Research and Development. FRA-DOT. Washington D.C.
  • DOT/FRA/ORD-81/58. Eastern European Track Structure Technology and Research. Office of Research and Development. FRA-DOT. Washington D.C.
  • DOT/FRA/ORD-82/13. Characterisation of relatively large track geometry variations. Office of Research and Development. FRA-DOT. Washington D.C.
  • DOT/FRA/ORD-83/03,1. Analytical Descriptions of Track Geometry Variations. Office of Research and Development. FRA-DOT. Washington D.C.
  • DOT/FRA/ORD-84/17. Track Degradation at FAST. Office of Research and Development. FRA-DOT. Washington D.C.
  • DOT/FRA/ORD-84/18. Ballast testing at FAST: 1976-82. Office of Research and Development. FRA-DOT. Washington D.C.
  • DOT/FRA/ORD-85/03. Influence of Vehicle Induced Loads on the Lateral Stability of CWR Track. Office of Research and Development. FRA-DOT. Washington D.C.
  • DOT/FRA/ORD-89. Analyses of phase III. Dynamic buckling tests. Office of Research and Development. FRA-DOT. Washington D.C.
  • DOT/FRA/ORD-97/02. Analyses of Track Shift Under High-Speed Vehicle. Track Interaction – Safety of High-Speed Ground Transportation Systems. Office of Research and Development. FRA-DOT. Washington D.C.
  • DOT/FRA/ORD-12/02. On-Line High-Speed Rail Defect Detection, Part II. Office of Research and Development. FRA-DOT. Washington D.C.

California High-Speed Train Project

 

Other Standards

Technical Reports

  • Coleman, D. M. (1985). GL-85-3. Synthesis of railroad design methods, track response models, and evaluation methods for military railroads. Department of the Army. US Army corps of Engineers. Washington DC.
  • Coleman, D. M. (1986). GL-86-21. Structural enhancement of railroad track structures using asphalt underlayment. Department of the Army. US Army corps of Engineers. Washington DC.
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