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Published: Građevinar 69 (2017) 5
Paper type: Professional paper
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The need and benefit of slab track: case of Lithuania

Inesa Gailiene, Alfredas Laurinavicius

Abstract

Slab track structures have been used in the world for several decades now. However, the ballasted track is still much more popular compared to slab track structures, which is primarily due to its lower price. This article reviews and analyses development of slab tracks, with their advantages and disadvantages. Based on conditions prevailing on Lithuanian railways, the paper also distinguishes cases in which slab track structures could be of benefit, both economically and technologically. The decision-making system that would help make the right choice at the initial stage of structural design is also presented.

Keywords
slab track, ballasted track, new structure, track renewal, decision-making system

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Gailiene, I., Laurinavicius, A.: The need and benefit of slab track: case of Lithuania, GRAĐEVINAR, 69 (2017) 5, pp. 387-396, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1776.2016

OR:

Gailiene, I., Laurinavicius, A. (2017). The need and benefit of slab track: case of Lithuania, GRAĐEVINAR, 69 (5), 387-396, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1776.2016

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Authors:
Gailiene WEB
Inesa Gailiene
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Laurinavicius Alfredas
Alfredas Laurinavicius
Department of Road,
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University,
Lithuania