Inspection, Service and Maintenance of turnouts


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Level: Basic


  • WS Academy partner of Railway Systems
  • Michelle Schönfelder
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The seminar teaches the basics for an efficient maintenance of turnouts (vignol) and gives a theoretical overview of turnout geometries and typical errors in turnouts.

Course content

  • Basics about maintenance – international standards
  • Basic training of track components
  • Turnouts
  • Rail expansion joints
  • Insulated rail joints
  • Rail/track (rail-/wheel contact)
  • Preventive maintenance of turnouts, REJ, IRJ
  • Typical failures in turnouts, REJ, IRJ
  • Geometrical parameters
  • Measures to be taken