High Speed Rail Project
Structural verification of Superstructure “Rheda 2000”
A ca. 340 km long new line for high speed railway trains connects Taiwans large cities on the west coast. A major part of the line (70%) is built on stilts. In the south a ca. 150 km long continuous bridge has been built.
ZPP or the predecessor company was commissioned with the structural verification of System Rheda 2000s track superstructure. The System Rheda 2000 was for the most part used in the eight stations above ground and the crossovers between stations.
A special challenge consisted in the arrangement of high speed points on bridges. Not only the bridges but also the superstructures had to be designed for the expected earthquakes.