Urban Track

European Commission DG - Directorate C1
Research & development
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CC Railway engineering

Urban Track was a project of the 6th European Framework Programme. Modular construction types as well as construction, maintenance and preservation methods were analysed to get efficient routes with high safety, low life-cycle-costs, good driving comfort and low noise and vibration diffusion.
FCP was one of 28 partners of this re-search project and responsible for the following focal points:

  • New cost-effective replacement and rehabilitation methods for tracks in tunnels and on bridges.
  • Optimized maintenance strategies: Preparation of a proposal for an EUguideline regarding inspection and maintenance.
  • Preventive maintenance measures at critical locations at tram tracks embedded in roads.
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