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A uniform track condition assessment model, which is based on both visual inspection and automatic under load track geometry measuring system, is needed to reduce maintenance cost and increase safety and ride comfort for passengers. A tramway track condition assessment model as well as a geographical information system are worked out by the Author (implementation in progress) for Budapest tram lines to detect and predict rail defects and plan the effective maintenance work. The developing method determines the track condition on the basis of visual inspection and in-service vehicle’s wheels-mounted accelerometers.

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