Track Maintenance and Applications
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- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon successful completion of this subject, the students should be able to:
- Plan and manage operations for maintaining rails and special trackwork to ensure efficient deployment of railway resources.
- Determine when, why and how ballast should be maintained for the safe operation of trains.
- Identify and describe track drainage problems and determine appropriate methods for their rectification to help prevent rapid deterioration of the track structure.
- Communicate with stakeholders in a railway business to ensure effective operation of the business.
- Plan interfaces and inputs for rail track projects.
- Work in a team to prepare recommendations in response to a major track maintenance incident for a professional audience.
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You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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This subject has two compatible parts. The first part of the subject is focused on track maintenance and the second on applications of much of the course learning to incidents and case studies. Both parts of the subject require the drawing together of aspects of design, construction, management, operations, associated infrastructure, turnouts and track behaviour. The intention of this subject is that you obtain a more wholistic view of this rail Diploma course and of the topics you’ve learned and help you synthesise an overview of the infrastructure part of a rail business. You are studying this subject in the latter part of your course so that you can draw upon and relate together the more detailed knowledge and skills you developed in earlier subjects. The assessments in this subject are designed to help build a reflective and synergistic approach to your work in the rail industry.
- Report (50%)
- Short Essay Questions (50%)
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