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    The Next Generation of Railway Transition Zones
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    New technology for self-correcting sleepers will reduce maintenance interventions

Overview

The IN2ZONE research project will design and test a prototype next generation transition zone solution that provides a step-change in track support conditions, resulting in a reduction in maintenance interventions. The new solution will combine the newest existing transition solutions with technological advances from other sectors, including recent advances in material science. This interdisciplinary approach will improve both the track super-structure and sub-structure designs, thus ensuring the whole system stiffness is optimised. To increase lifespan, advanced automatic irregularity correcting sleepers will be designed, that are synthetic and optimised for transition zones. This will enable the transition zone solution to self-correct minor vertical track geometry irregularities/faults. Further, the solution architecture will be modular to ensure the benefits are realised in minimal time. 

LATEST NEWS

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In2Zone kick-off meeting successfully held

The project kick-off meeting was successfully held using the virtual platform MS Teams. The project coordinator, Dr. David Connolly, thanked all partners for their excellent contribution to the proposal, which got high scores from the evaluators. He also made a brief project recap and highlighted the project main technical aspects.

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