ProRail is the railway manager in the Netherlands, and is responsible for the entire railway network. An important part of railways is the railway ballast, this is rock of a coarse gradation on which the train rails are placed. In In cooperation with the Technical University of Eindhoven, we have developed an advisory report for ProRail on the recycling of rail ballast.
This study investigated the possibilities for recycling rail ballast, as well as the economic and environmental benefits. and the economic and environmental consequences by means of an LCA. On the basis of Based on this LCA and the associated cost calculations, a omparison has been made between various options between various options for recycling or replacing rail ballast. rail ballast. This advice has been handed over in a report to ProRail.