This consists of a track which is sunken down in the pavement or in concrete. The advantage is that the track doesn't obstruct crossing road transport. A sunken track enables loading and discharging of freight wagons from all sides and also gives the opportunity to use the terrain for other purposes such as storage. (Source: Rail Cargo, "Rail infrastructure glossary")
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This page was last changed in Railpedia on Feb 10, 2009 by pieter gardenier.