WIT Press


ECOTRACK : A Tool For Track Maintenance And Renewal Managers

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR980701

Volume

37

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

1,199 kb

Author(s)

R.E. Rivier

Abstract

On the initiative of European Rail Research Institute and with the financial support of the UIC, European railway experts have pooled their knowledge and experience for the design and the development of a decision-support system for permanent way maintenance and renewal management. The final product, called ECOTRACK (Economical TRACK), is available since March 1998. The originality of ECOTRACK is to provide planners and managers with a powerful tool for the purpose of minimising track life-cycle costs. 1 Introduction The aim of track maintenance and renewal is to maintain or to adapt the service level of the track with respect to operating requirements. The track service level is composed of the state of track geometry,

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