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Infrastructure Design, Signalling and Security in Railway

Edited by Xavier Perpinya, ISBN 978-953-51-0448-3, 534 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published April 04, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2405
Edited Volume

Railway transportation has become one of the main technological advances of our society. Since the first railway used to carry coal from a mine in Shropshire (England, 1600), a lot of efforts have been made to improve this transportation concept. One of its milestones was the invention and development of the steam locomotive, but commercial rail travels became practical two hundred years later. From these first attempts, railway infrastructures, signalling and security have evolved and become more complex than those performed in its earlier stages. This book will provide readers a comprehensive technical guide, covering these topics and presenting a brief overview of selected railway systems in the world. The objective of the book is to serve as a valuable reference for students, educators, scientists, faculty members, researchers, and engineers.