Effect of Maintenance Methods and Manufacturing of Track Components on the Profitability Rates in Egyptian National Railways and Comparison with Global Railway Networks

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Eldash, Karim Mohamed; Khalil, Ahmed Abdel Moamen; Mostafa, Lobna Hane

Effect of Maintenance Methods and Manufacturing of Track Components on the Profitability Rates in Egyptian National Railways and Comparison with Global Railway Networks Journal Article

Mechanics, Materials Science & Engineering, 12 (1), 2017, ISSN: 2412-5954.

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Authors: Karim Mohamed Eldash, Ahmed Abdel Moamen Khalil, Lobna Hane Mostafa

ABSTRACT. The aim of this paper is studying the prices of the different types of railway track components that are used in Egyptian National Railways, determining the percentage of the imported track components and calculation of the construction cost per one kilometre of track. Thus, the effect of importing of track components in Egypt on the profitability rates has been obtained and compared with other countries. This paper also presents the different methods of track maintenance, the used equipment, and machines owned by Egyptian National Railways. The annual costs of maintenance and construction have been obtained and compared with some other countries. Also, the effect of imported track components percentage on the periodical maintenance, number of train accidents has been studied.

Keywords: railway track, maintenance cost, construction cost, profitability rates, train operation

DOI 10.2412/mmse.40.42.927

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