oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Expansion of the carrying capacity of the Richards Bay railway line: project development

Volume 27, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The South African government has authorized the spending of R1 200 million to increase the carrying capacity of the coal exporllng railway line to enable up to 67 million t of coal annually to be exporled through Richards Bay Harbour. This paper descriptionbes the various stages of the development of this project from the detailed design of the formation profile, the track structure and sub-structure to the design of the track deviations. Special problems of permanent way material supply and logistics, as well as the details and implementation of the various aspects of the project are covered

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