A report examining the potential effects of climate change on coastal railways and their defences.
This document was published in 2008 by Railway Safety & Standards Board.
It was written by Mouchel Parkman.
The original document format was PDF File, and comprised 110 pages.The original document can be found here.
This document is © Railway Safety & Standards Board.
"Climate change, in particular the rise in sea level, is likely to increase the severity of the wave, tidal, and wind effects on coastal and estuarine defence assets. It is important to measure the impact climate change will have on the transport infrastructure. Mouchel Parkman was awarded a contract by RSSB to investigate the impact of climate change on the safety and performance of the railway coastal and estuarine defence assets. A methodology was developed for assessing the impact of climate change using the railway in Devon as an example. This will provide a basis for assessment of other coastal and estuarine defence assets. The general methodology may also be applicable for the assessment of other infrastructure assets vulnerable to climate change."
Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Transport Infrastructure
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