Niederösterreichische Verkehrsorganisations GesmbH (NÖVOG)
April- July 2019
Geological-geotechnical field surveys, Inspection of rock and soil slopes, Inspection of protective structures, Creation of inspection reports and lists of defects, Geotechnical detailed assessment of problem areasPDF-Download
According to NÖVOG's maintenance plan, periodic inspections are to be carried out on all the slopes and protective structures of railway lines in operation.
NÖVOG's route network includes numerous former ÖBB routes, including the Mariazellerbahn, Waldviertelbahn, Wachau- and Donauuferbahn and the Schneebergbahn. At regular intervals, safety-relevant inspections of all embankment and rock faces, as well as the protective structures, are to be carried out. The results of the inspections are evaluated in the form of protocols and lists of deficiencies. In case of imminent danger, immediate measures are ordered.
Total length of railway track: approx. 300 km Scope of the assessment (embankment and rock slopes): approx. 122 km Slopes investigated in detail: approx. 1.400 in 8 sections Assessed protective structures: 49 in three sections
The railway line leads through rocky sections of the Wachau as well as the Waldviertel and Mariazellerland. Some of the railway lines can only be reached on foot or by train.