n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Ballast management : railway and harbour engineering
|Article Title||Ballast management : railway and harbour engineering|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Publication Date||May 2015|
|Pages||9 - 15|
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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