TY - CHAP A1 - Shodolapo Oluyemi Franklin A2 - Gbenga Matthew Ayininuola ED1 - Xavier Perpinya Y1 - 2012-04-04 PY - 2012 T1 - Influence of the Phreatic Level on the Stability of Earth Embankments N2 - Railway transportation has become one of the main technological advances of our society. Since the first railway used to carry coal from a mine in Shropshire (England, 1600), a lot of efforts have been made to improve this transportation concept. One of its milestones was the invention and development of the steam locomotive, but commercial rail travels became practical two hundred years later. From these first attempts, railway infrastructures, signalling and security have evolved and become more complex than those performed in its earlier stages. This book will provide readers a comprehensive technical guide, covering these topics and presenting a brief overview of selected railway systems in the world. The objective of the book is to serve as a valuable reference for students, educators, scientists, faculty members, researchers, and engineers. BT - Infrastructure Design, Signalling and Security in Railway SP - Ch. 15 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/38547 DO - 10.5772/38547 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-13 ER -