Design, construction, and maintenance of railway systems.
Rail systems Resources
Resources include papers, videos, research summaries and good practice documents produced by authors from across the HS2 Family to capture learning, good practice and innovation from the HS2 programme
In every high-speed railway project, the track alignment is one of the most, if not the most, critical element of design. The alignment is the basis that the rest of the civil works design is based on, with any change potentially having a significant knock-on impact. Hence the creation of a holistic contract-wide change control…
Strong crosswinds have been known to overturn trains. High-speed trains can be especially at risk because the higher the train speed, the lower the critical wind speed at which overturning occurs. The risk of overturning varies at different points along a given route and is influenced by the exposure of the track (for example, on…