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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2015, Article ID 473830, 9 pages
Research Article

Establishment of Track Quality Index Standard Recommendations for Beijing Metro

1MOE Key Laboratory for Urban Transportation Complex Systems Theory and Technology, Beijing Jiaotong University, Haidian District, Beijing 100044, China
2Road Administration of Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport, Track Division, 317 Guang Nei Street, Xuanwu District, Beijing 100053, China
3Beijing Subway Operation Management Ltd., Subway Line Branch Company, Jia 5 De Sheng Men West Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100082, China

Received 18 July 2014; Revised 26 September 2014; Accepted 26 September 2014

Academic Editor: Wuhong Wang

Copyright © 2015 Reng-Kui Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Since 2007, Beijing Metro started to use track geometry car to measure quality of its tracks under wheel loading conditions. The track quality measurement data from the track geometry car were only used to assess local track quality by means of scoring 1000 m long track segments based on track exceptions. Track quality management experience of national railroads of China shows that, in addition to local track quality assessment, an overall track quality assessment method should be employed. The paper presented research results funded by Road Administration of Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport. The paper proposed an overall track quality assessment method for Beijing Metro and determined the overall track quality standards by means of a statistical method which was proposed in the paper. The standards are necessary for the proposed method to be applied and have been approved by Road Administration of Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport and put into practice.