Phase 2 (2010-2015)
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Overview of the Program
After Phase I of the RGHRP, it became apparent that more research was needed to better understand and assess the magnitude of risks that ground hazards pose to the railway industry. This led to the development of new instrumentation for field investigation and a fundamental examination of several ground hazard sites.
Phase II focused on: (1) the development of risk assessment methodologies; (2) the application of risk to railway ground hazards; and (3) the development and adaptation of monitoring technology for ground hazards. All of these objectives have been addressed and the findings communicated in journal articles, conference papers, theses and technical reports (please see Publications). The discoveries and technical developments were shared with members of the RGHRP, regulatory agencies, and invited guests through publications and annual workshops.