Flooded parking facility for trains in Norway after heavy rain in the night of August 27
Climate change adaptation

The increasing impact of heavy rainfall on rail

Flooded parking facility for trains in Norway after heavy rain in the night of 27 August 2023. Extreme weather is becoming increasingly common globally and poses risks to rail infrastructure. (Photo: Bane NOR) Bane NOR

 

With multiple railways hit by flooding in the past weeks, it becomes more and more visible that extreme rainfall can have a devastating impact on railway infrastructure. What are rail infrastructure managers doing to prepare for this type of more extreme weather?

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Author: Esther Geerts

Former Editor RailTech.com

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