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Old May 23rd, 2007, 05:21 PM   #1
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MISC | Cost for Double tracking & New track

Hi everybody,

I just wonder how much does it cost for double track in each kilometer as well as cost for new track.

For the case of SRT, the cost without electrification can be listed as follows:

New Track (Merter gauge - 20 ton axle load - 100 lb steel rail): 100 million Baht/km (about 2.86 Million US$/km)

Double track (Meter Gauge - 20 ton axle load - 100 lb steel rail): 75 million Baht/km (about 2.14 Million US$/km)
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Old May 24th, 2007, 01:07 AM   #2
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Light Rail Costs

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Hi everybody,

I just wonder how much does it cost for double track in each kilometer as well as cost for new track.

For the case of SRT, the cost without electrification can be listed as follows:

New Track (Merter gauge - 20 ton axle load - 100 lb steel rail): 100 million Baht/km (about 2.86 Million US$/km)

Double track (Meter Gauge - 20 ton axle load - 100 lb steel rail): 75 million Baht/km (about 2.14 Million US$/km)
In Ireland where costs must be a bit out of control, the recent LUAS Tram network cost about 760 Million Euro for a cost of about 40m per KM. Thats for light rail. Again does the price you suggest unclude the Trains, Stations, diverting underground cables etc. Another irish plan is to build a Metro system, mostly underground but also using some existing tunnel and tracks. The cost here is at least 1.2 billion Euro for about 25 Km. have other costs for the re opening of the Western Corridor (In West Ireland) but not to hand atm.
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Old June 4th, 2007, 04:52 PM   #3
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I've been told that in the US, if you already own the right of way and are LITERALLY doing nothing besides throwing down a second track alongside an existing one -- with no bridges, hills, improvements to crossings & signals, or utility relocations to contend with -- is approximately $1 million per mile. The problem is, it never actually happens that way. Inevitably, a decision is made to upgrade the grade crossings with new configurations, signals, barriers, etc. The line's signals gets upgraded. Bridges get built. Utility lines carelessly laid in formerly-unused parts of the corridor 25 years ago need to be moved. Etc.

The lowest real-world figure I've ever seen was for double-tracking the South Florida Rail Corridor (SFRC) for Tri-Rail between West Palm Beach and Miami. If you factor out the cost of new trains, stations, advertising, parking lot improvements, and everything else not directly related to the cost of physically laying that second track, it came out to somewhere between $3 million and $5 million dollars per mile, depending upon whether or not you include the cost of the new bridge over the river in Fort Lauderdale as part of the "per-mile" cost, or itemize it separately since it was so expensive to build and was such a huge chunk of the total cost. The official figures are much higher, but also roll in the cost of rebuilding all the stations and doubling the number of trainsets. IMHO, they went WAY overboard on the stations (building pedestrian overpasses with pair of elevators that most passengers ignore and just climb down from the platform to the tracks and cross because it's 20 feet and 10 seconds, vs hundreds of feet and several minutes to go up and over).
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The Jubilee Line extension was 5100 million USD for 16 km, so 318 million per km. This does include 11 stations, and a big part of the line is underground.
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