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The allocation of time for performing engineering works (track possession time) is strongly linked to maintenance and capacity aspects and demands a planning process that links the needs of maintenance companies and train operators for time on the line. The scope and time required for maintenance operations varies greatly depending on the type of maintenance measure being performed, making it less clear-cut than the timetabled requirements of train services.

The purpose of this project is to study how much track possession time is required to perform various types of maintenance measures on rail infrastructure. The categories of measures on which the project focuses are track replacement; rail replacement; switch replacement and overhead line replacement. The short-term aim is to develop relevant documentation regarding the necessary track possession time for the implementation of maintenance measures. The ability to create the necessary space for maintenance operations is dependent on an understanding of the links between parameters such as the time required to perform a given maintenance measure, the quality of maintenance, work environment and timetabling. This can then be used as the basis for joint discussions between clients, train operators and maintenance contractors regarding how a process or business model that is beneficial to all parties might be developed.

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