Railway Transportation in adverse weather conditions
The necessity of creating a green and clean environment for a healthy, safe future is now guiding the policies and investments to be implemented all over the world.
It is understood that the way to achieve these goals in the logistics sector is only possible with the more widespread and efficient use of railway transportation.
In this context, EU countries have improved their financial structures and increased their efficiency by providing management autonomy in accordance with the Council of Europe Directive 91 / 440 on the railway sector.
European union; It takes the transportation as the key to modern economy and tries to increase the balance of transportation policies in favor of railway, sea and inland waterways. In order to establish a uniform market across Europe and to establish a continuous railway infrastructure that can travel all European countries; The autonomy of the railway institutions, the separation of the enterprise and the infrastructure, the right of access of the new operators to the lines, the non-discriminatory determination of the use of infrastructure in order to force the countries in the direction of structural changes.
In parallel with these efforts, the process of realizing a European high-speed railway network that includes the national railway networks of the countries, including the Central and Eastern European countries, is continuing in the European Union.
Combined transport is gaining importance every day and this situation further polishes the railway star.
The transportation corridors that occur in parallel with the development of global trade worldwide cause the railways to undergo important structural and technical change processes in order to keep up with the order brought by globalization.
The fact that the railroad is safe, suitable for heavy cargo transportation, fixed transit time, being environmentally friendly and not affected by the weather conditions make railway transportation an effective transportation mode for the manufacturer and exporter.
On cold winter days, we often hear news about weather conditions, snow and icing covered roads, canceled flights and cruise.
The railway allows the logistics chain to continue safely without interruption as the transport mode, which is the least affected by adverse weather conditions.
In difficult weather conditions, especially during heavy snowfall, the railway crews ensure that necessary measures are taken in order to prevent interruption of navigation on the railway. In every part of the railway lines, the regions which prevent traffic and close the snow every winter season are determined in advance and necessary precautions are taken. Obstacles to prevent the railway from closing with snow and accumulation on the snow line, ie snow trenches, are repaired and made available before the snow season.
Particularly on the stations and lines, scissor parts, lines, sleepers, wagon scales, level upper and lower passageways, platform, station squares, buildings, warehouses and roads are continuously cleaned against snow and ice.
Thanks to these measures, the railway continues to operate without any adverse weather conditions, snow or ice.
We hail all the railroads who work in all kinds of climatic and geographical conditions to keep the railway lines open to navigation under all conditions.
Source : www.dtd.org.t is