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Here you'll find useful industry guides. We are continually adding to these. If you wish to submit a guide for inclusion please send to



A Guide to Track Bed Micro Piling

General Guidance for Low Noise and Low Vibration Slab Track

A Guide to Track Stiffness

Introduction to TSWG & Guide

Track Maintenance General Guides

The following guides were published by Railtrack. Please note that they are general guides and should be used in conjunction with current company standards. The PWI gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of the guides.

Creep in Jointed Track Guide 2000

Insulated Rail Joints Guide 2001

Maintenance of Track Gauge Guidelines 1999

Management of Cyclic Top Guide 2002

Twist Faults Guide 2002

Heritage Railways

Professional Head Guidance for Heritage Railways on the Inspection and Maintenance of Permanent Way and the Inspection and Assessment of other infrastructure that is necessary for the safety of the line.


GHR_Doc_2_Managing the PWay

GHR_Doc_3_PWay Standards

GHR_Doc_4_Visual inspection

GHR_Doc_5_Trackwork information sheets