This presentation delivered by Marcello Corsi will outline recent developments in various rail track systems used in Dublin and across Europe for light rail and metro systems, including open track configurations such as ballast, slab, plinth and direct fixing, and other types more suitable for on-street shared and segregated corridors, such as green and embedded track. Key aspects such as cost, constructability, durability, maintenance, environmental impacts and mechanical characteristics will be examined, with a particular focus on the development of embedded track in Dublin in the last 15 years.
Marcello Corsi, Chartered Engineer
Marcello is a Track Design Manager at TII (Transport Infrastructure Ireland). He has almost 20 years international experience in design, design management, tender documents preparation and evaluation, works supervision of heavy and light rail projects with detailed expertise in light rail and metro track systems. Marcello has gained sevent years track maintenance experience. He has specialised in alignment design and Metro and LRT urban tracks with wide experience in railway noise (wheel-rail interface) and mitigation measures, operation and system design, S&C and track maintenance.
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Developments in Integrated Track Design (pdf)