Trains run on tracks within the rail corridor, which is a defined strip of land for the exclusive purpose of the railway business. However, within that corridor there are many items and infrastructure not only to ensure that trains can run effectively, efficiently and economically, but also to allow the passage of cars, pedestrians, passengers, freight, etc within the corridor, over it, under it, and through it. Some examples of that infrastructure include bridges, platforms, electrical substations, overhead wiring, tunnels, buildings of many types, signalling masts and related equipment, etc. Knowledge of issues that can be associated with that infrastructure, as well as need for its maintenance, will help the track engineer to ensure the continued passage of trains, customers and products throughout the rail corridor. This unit, Associated Infrastructure, will introduce you to most of that infrastructure, its types, roles, defects and maintenance. The unit is located early in your course to help you maintain a broad view of the responsibilities of the track engineer beyond being concerned with just the track itself.
|Unit name||Associated Infrastructure|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
|Coordinator||Mr Mark Symes|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- List and describe the types of non-track rail infrastructure for efficient management of infrastructure in the rail corridor
- Explain the sources of loads to which non-track infrastructure may be subjected to assist with effective maintenance of the infrastructure
- Describe the role of traction, signalling, and communication infrastructure in the operation of trains.
- Describe, categorise and evaluate defects in non-track infrastructure to enable appropriate repairs.
- Detail the process for investigating and responding to a rail structure incident.
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|Assessment||Essay (50%)|Report (50%)|
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