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railroad enclosure

English translation: section of track enclosed in an above-ground anti-noise concrete box tunnel

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English term or phrase:railroad enclosure
Selected answer:section of track enclosed in an above-ground anti-noise concrete box tunnel
Entered by: Charles Davis

02:00 Dec 15, 2014
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping / railway
English term or phrase: railroad enclosure
I was reading the article regarding Betuweroute in Netherland and found one word which is not familiar to me.

"Betuweroute Route is built as a rail link dedicated to freight transport (dangerous goods included) between the harbour of Rotterdam and Germany. No passenger trains will be allowed. There are five tunnels on the line and one railroad enclosure, all of them with two tubes and unidirectional rail traffic."

In the article above, what is "railroad enclosure" all about?

thank you for your help in advance!
leg4leg
Turkey
Local time: 00:29
section of track enclosed in an above-ground anti-noise concrete box tunnel
Explanation:
It refers to the Barendrecht section of the line. I think the word "enclosure", which is not commonly used in this sense, may come from Dutch. It's used here in relation to Barendrecht:

"The Betuweroute will transport (dangerous) goods, introducing the risk of potential large fires and explosions. The first tunnel to be completed is the cargo tube of enclosure Barendrecht."
Schermer E. G., Van Cappellen C., "Barendrecht - the first Dutch rail tunnel with a deluge sprinkler system"
http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=771041

"Barendrecht railway station, where 9 tracks are in a 1.5 kilometers (0.93 mi) long structure, much of it covered under a layer of earth, to keep noise at bay."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betuweroute

Here's a picture, which gives a very good idea of what it's like. It says two tubes because although there are nine tracks in all, only two of the tubes are for the Betuweroute:
http://structurae.net/structures/barendrecht-noise-tunnel

"Nine tracks cross the suburb of Barendrecht near Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Besides tracks for high-speed cargo and passenger lines, also four regular passenger traffic railway lines are present. These nine tracks are located in a 1500m long and 60m wide covered concrete tunnel above ground level."
Bert Snijder et al. " Station Barendrecht: Roof Structure on Top of a High-Speed Railway Tunnel"
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bert_Snijder/publicatio...
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Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 23:29
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Your explanation always helps me a lot. it is very interesting and useful for me. Thanks!
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section of track enclosed in an above-ground anti-noise concrete box tunnel


Explanation:
It refers to the Barendrecht section of the line. I think the word "enclosure", which is not commonly used in this sense, may come from Dutch. It's used here in relation to Barendrecht:

"The Betuweroute will transport (dangerous) goods, introducing the risk of potential large fires and explosions. The first tunnel to be completed is the cargo tube of enclosure Barendrecht."
Schermer E. G., Van Cappellen C., "Barendrecht - the first Dutch rail tunnel with a deluge sprinkler system"
http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=771041

"Barendrecht railway station, where 9 tracks are in a 1.5 kilometers (0.93 mi) long structure, much of it covered under a layer of earth, to keep noise at bay."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betuweroute

Here's a picture, which gives a very good idea of what it's like. It says two tubes because although there are nine tracks in all, only two of the tubes are for the Betuweroute:
http://structurae.net/structures/barendrecht-noise-tunnel

"Nine tracks cross the suburb of Barendrecht near Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Besides tracks for high-speed cargo and passenger lines, also four regular passenger traffic railway lines are present. These nine tracks are located in a 1500m long and 60m wide covered concrete tunnel above ground level."
Bert Snijder et al. " Station Barendrecht: Roof Structure on Top of a High-Speed Railway Tunnel"
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bert_Snijder/publicatio...

Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 23:29
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Grading comment
Your explanation always helps me a lot. it is very interesting and useful for me. Thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Henk Sanderson
25 mins
  -> Thanks, Henk :)

agree  Tony M
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Tony :)

agree  B D Finch
5 hrs
  -> Thanks!

agree  acetran
6 hrs
  -> Thanks, acetran :)

agree  Yvonne Gallagher: interesting...
6 hrs
  -> Yes, it is, isn't it? It'll all about noise abatement, apparently. Thanks :)
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