New EAPA Papers on the Use of Asphalt in Railway Tracks are now available!
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, the European Asphalt Pavement Association (EAPA) has just published an extended Technical Review on the main asphalt solutions used in railway tracks around the world. In this document, also the practical experiences carried out in countries, such as Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, Morocco and USA are described, showing how these technologies are able to significantly improve railways in different 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.
On the EAPA website, you can also find a Technical Briefing, which summarises the main aspects of the previous document.