n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Ballast management : railway and harbour engineering

Volume 23, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



If one considers that the ballast bed contains approximately 1 200 to 1 600 m3 of ballast stone per kilometre, there is approximately 42 000 000 m3 of ballast in the South African railway network. At an estimated conservative price of approximately R150/m3, the ballast asset value is in excess of R6 300 million, excluding equipment and labour for transportation, installation and regulating.

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