Track Junctions and Simple Track Layouts

Introduction

Track junctions are formed by the combination of points and crossings. Their main objective is to transfer rail vehicles from one track to another or to enable them to cross from one track to another. Depending upon the requirements of traffic, there can be several types of track junctions with simple track layouts. The most commonly used layouts are discussed in the following sections.

Inspection and Maintenance of Points and Crossings | RAILWAY ENGINEERING | Turnout of Similar Flexure