Railways

Reinforced Earth technology has been used in many types of rail structures including traditional heavy loaded freight, Inter city high speed and light rail commuter traffic. High load carrying capacity and resistance to vibration from rolling trains have made Reinforced Earth retaining walls the ideal choice for both new and rehabilitated rail structures. The stringent design requirements of rail supporting structures, dictated by rail companies, include accounting for high specified loads, long design life and superior factors of safety. An additional requirement for electric rail applications is the resistance to stray currents. Stray currents do not affect the long term performance of the isolated galvanized steel soil reinforcing strips.

 Building Reinforced Earth retaining walls along existing railway does not need scaffolding or encroachment in front of the facing. Approach walls can be built from behind the facing without interruption to traffic. Speed of erection reduces the overall build time and limits the interruption to service.

Rail abutment wall and retaining walls supports full AREMA Cooper E90 loading

Rail grade separation fully supports rail loading

Electric light rail abutment and wing walls are free of effects of stray currents.

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