Technical Reports

Needs Assessment—Railroad Test Track Siding Options for High Speed Testing

  • 22
  • Jun
  • 2015
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
OFFICE: RPD
SUBOFFICE: RPD-31
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-15/24
SUBJECT: Track
KEYWORDS: Test track; siding; high speed
ABSTRACT: This report presents the results and findings from a study titled “Needs Assessment—Railroad Test Track (RTT) Siding Options for High Speed Testing.” This study was conducted to (1) determine potential capabilities that the proposed siding test track for the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) RTT can offer, (2) develop requirement specifications for a siding test track for high speed rail (HSR) testing and track geometry car qualification, and (3) develop and analyze various options to achieve the specified requirements and provide rough order of magnitude (ROM) design and construction costs.

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