The Railway Track and Its Long Term Behaviour

A Handbook for a Railway Track of High Quality

  • Konstantinos Tzanakakis

Part of the Springer Tracts on Transportation and Traffic book series (STTT, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-28
  2. PART A: The Past

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. PART B: The External Environment of the Infrastructure Manager

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
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  4. Part C: Functional Knowledge of The Railway Track System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
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About this book


A proper quality of a track and other infrastructure objects represents a basic requirement for train safety and punctuality. Most of the physical systems and their components deteriorate over time. This affects performance and may lead to failures. Albert Einstein said, “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” Only if we understand how the whole system works, taking into account its imperfections and how they influence its quality and performance will we be able to learn the rules of the game and “play better.” The book provides the readers with the necessary functional knowledge of track behaviour and comprehensively covers the function of the various track components, their interaction as elements of the track system, as well as the interaction of the track with railway vehicles. By presenting important tools for a deep understanding of track-behaviour this book aims to be a reference guide for infrastructure managers and to help them to find ways improving track quality for optimum long-term behaviour.



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Authors and affiliations

  • Konstantinos Tzanakakis
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  1. 1.AthensGreece

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-36050-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-36051-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-8119
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-8127
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