Russia opts for Trimble’s alignment planning system
First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Trimble is to supply its Quantm alignment planning system to the Russian High-Speed Rail Authority to investigate alternatives for two high-speed rail lines. The technology will allow the Rail Authority to rapidly view a wide range of alternatives, considering the social, environmental and design constraints and present preferred options to stakeholders for public consultation during 2013.
The Russian study is examining the feasibility of two 1,600 kilometre high-speed rail lines. The first line would connect Moscow to Yekaterinburg and the second line would connect Moscow to Sochi. The Trimble Quantm system will be used to help locate the optimal alignment for the preferred route, support the quantity and cost estimates and reports, and aid project planners in the decision-making process.
Trimble’s Quantm system integrates engineering, environmental, social and economic factors into a simultaneous analysis of alternatives for all types and sizes of rail and road planning, an approach to planning new infrastructure which can result in faster decision-making and lower construction costs.