Appleton Consulting Inc. is pleased to announce that one of its principal staff-Hasaun Shahir- as National Railway Track Design Engineer had been invited by its partner CANARAIL consulting head office to Montreal, Quebec (Canada) on the Northern Afghanistan Railway Study project. The purpose of the visit was to coordinate and discuss various disciplines of the project and ensure everything was going well as per the client’s requirements.
Various issues discussed are highlighted below and placed ACI’s Design Manager in the centre of the Design Team in this technical coordination meeting:
- Railway alignment
- Yard and Passenger stations
- Railway Rights of Way
- Rolling stock and maintenance yard
- Signaling and telecommunication system
- Drainage issues
- Storm structure (Bridge & Culvert) foundation types
- Social and environmental impact
- Drawing requirements
Additionally Mr. Hasaun was honored to visit the VIA Rail Canada station and inspected the maintenance yard for different aspects of the railway system. “Please see photos in PDF file”.
Overall this technical visit to Canada showcased the partnership between CANARAIL and ACI on this strategic project and how the two firms are determined to ensure the country is best served in the transportation sector.