American Society of Civil Engineers


The Status and Development Trend of Rail Transportation Equipment and Technology


by Ting Lan, (College of Traffic & Transportation, Southwest Jiaotong University, City ChengDu, Province SiChuan. E-mail: 93308543@qq.com), Xiaobo Wang, (School of Civil Engineering , Southwest Jiaotong University, City ChengDu, Province SiChuan. E-mail: xiaobo.swjtu@gmail.com), and Ling Liu, (College of Traffic & Transportation, Southwest Jiaotong University, City ChengDu, Province SiChuan. E-mail: 360898365@qq.com)
Section: Passenger Transportation and High-Speed Rail, pp. 1287-1292, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41184(419)213)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: ICTE 2011
Abstract: The development of high-speed railway was in the ascendant all over the world. This paper summarized the domestic and international high-speed rail technology from roadbed, track, mechanical equipment and control system and so on, then presented development direction of high-speed railway technology. There were: (1) ballast less track technology; (2) high-speed train technology: low axle load and distributed traction; (3) integrated security system based on wireless communications, satellite positioning and intelligent control technology.


ASCE Subject Headings:
High-speed rail
Rail transportation
Equipment and machinery