Standards of track geometry


Have a thorough understanding of the characteristics and requirements of track geometry in terms of horizontal and vertical alignment, in relation to curvature and line speeds.

Alternative labels

track geometry standards
geometrical features of railway design
characteristics of track geometry
standards of rail geometry
geometrical characteristics of railway infrastructure
geometrical requirements of track
geometrical features of track
rail geometry standards
geometrical requirements of rails
geometrical aspects of track infrastructure
characteristics of rail geometry

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Standards of track geometry is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Train preparer: Train preparers are responsible for checking and testing of equipment and systems on rail vehicles before vehicles are moved. They ensure that a train is in a fit condition to enter service, that the train equipment is correctly deployed and the formation of the train matches the train’s designated pathway. Depending on the individual work organisation of the operator they also perform technical inspections carried out prior to the train entering service.

Optional knowledge

Standards of track geometry is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Standards of track geometry – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022