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What Are the Differences between High-Speed Rail Tracks and Ordinary Train Tracks?

There are certain differences between high-speed rail rails and ordinary rail rails in terms of design, materials, manufacturing processes, use environment, and maintenance. These differences are mainly to adapt to different types of railway transportation needs.

The design of high-speed rail rails is different from that of ordinary rails. High-speed rail tracks adopt a more precise design, including gauge (the distance between two tracks), rail seats, sleepers, etc., to ensure the stability and safety of trains when traveling at high speeds.

High-speed rail rails are usually made of high-quality steel with high strength and wear resistance to cope with the operating requirements of high-speed trains. Ordinary rails may use more conventional steel or other materials.

The manufacturing process of high-speed rail rails is more stringent and precise than that of ordinary rails, including material selection, heat treatment, molding, polishing and other links to improve its quality and lifespan.

High-speed rail tracks are usually used in high-speed railways or rapid passenger railways, which have high requirements on speed and safety. Ordinary rails are widely used in low-speed railways, freight lines or industrial railways.

Due to the high-speed driving characteristics and usage environment of high-speed rail tracks, their maintenance requirements are relatively strict. Regular inspection, grinding or replacement are routine operations for high-speed railway maintenance. The maintenance of ordinary railway tracks is relatively simple, but routine maintenance work such as inspection and bolt tightening is still required.

The steel rail is the main component of the train tracks. It directly bears the repeated impact loads of the wheels of the rolling stock. It is also the basis for ensuring the safe, stable, and fast transportation of the train.

Features of high-speed rail

1. Track geometric design: High-speed rail adopts a larger track gauge and a smaller longitudinal inclination to reduce the lateral acceleration of the train when traveling on a curve and ensure passenger comfort and train stability.

2. Rail material selection and heat treatment: High-speed rail rails are usually made of high-strength, wear-resistant steel and undergo special heat treatment processes, such as quenching and tempering, to improve the hardness, strength and durability of the rails.

3. Manufacturing precision control: The manufacturing process of high-speed rail rails requires strict control of various dimensions and geometric parameters to ensure the flatness and symmetry of the track and keep the train stable when running at high speed.

4. Track installation and adjustment: The installation and adjustment process of high-speed railway rails requires high technical requirements, and precise track centering, gauge adjustment and other operations are required to ensure that the train does not sway sideways or deviate when running at high speed.

5. Data management and maintenance: The high-speed railway adopts an advanced data management system. Through regular inspection, testing and maintenance of railway equipment, potential problems are discovered and solved in a timely manner to ensure the safety and reliability of high-speed railway lines.

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