Asphalt in Railway Tracks
Papers on the Use of Asphalt in Railway Tracks are now available on the EAPA website!
One of the measures proposed by the European Commission and included in the “European Green Deal” is the shift of a substantial part of the 75% of inland freight carried today by road onto rail. Increasing traffic loads and volumes and particularly the introduction of highspeed trains in the last decades have resulted in the need for new technologies in railways engineering, which now, with stronger EU policies, will become more and more necessary.
As a reaction to this, EAPA has just published an extended Technical Review on the leading asphalt solutions used in railway tracks worldwide. In this document, the practical experiences in countries such as Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, Morocco, and the USA, are described. They are showing how these technologies can significantly improve railways in various aspects, such as better mechanical performance, protection of the substructure, reduction of maintenance needs and costs, as well as greater safety and reliability for users.
You can also find a Technical Briefing, which summarises the previous document’s main aspects.