It is expected that the IN2ZONE’s next generation transition zone solution will:

  • Reduce transition zone related delays by 20%
  • Reduce maintenance costs of transition zones by 20%
  • Improve transition zone operational life by 25%
Specific expected impacts of the project results are:
  1. Reduction  in service affecting delays due to fewer track geometry defects and associated rail failures
  2. Reduction in noise and vibration at the transition locations, due to provision of a sustained, smooth transfer between areas of differing support stiffness;
  3. Lower lifecycle cost owing to a reduction in maintenance and extended operational life of the track and associated assets.
Such impacts will be demonstrated by the cost/benefit analyses carried out for the different operational environments considered.
The targeted stakeholders are identified in the following diagram:

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