Cost-Effectiveness of Railway Infrastructure Renewal Maintenance

@article{Grimes2006CostEffectivenessOR,
  title={Cost-Effectiveness of Railway Infrastructure Renewal Maintenance},
  author={G. Grimes and C. Barkan},
  journal={Journal of Transportation Engineering-asce},
  year={2006},
  volume={132},
  pages={601-608}
}
U.S. Class I railways maintain their infrastructure through a mix of ordinary maintenance and periodic renewal of infrastructure components. Different railways use different proportions of ordinary maintenance and periodic renewal with little consensus as to the best combination. Furthermore, the cost-effectiveness of emphasizing one method over the other has not been analyzed using empirical data. The objective of this research is to investigate the cost-effectiveness of renewal-based… Expand

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