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German concrete sleeper factory inaugurated RAIL.ONE has inaugurated a new concrete sleeper plant at Aschaffenburg in Bavaria, which will have capacity to supply up to 600,000 sleepers a year, primarily for customers in Germany.
transport-for-london-extends-british-steel-rail-contract
TRANSPORT for London (TfL) has activated a two-year contract extension with British Steel for the supply of rails to London Underground, which will include the supply of two new rail types.Since being awarded a framework...
dhaka-awards-metro-em-contract-to-japanese-indian-jv
DHAKA Mass Transit Company (DMTCL) has awarded a $US 500m lump-sum contract to a joint venture of Marubeni, Japan, and Larsen & Toubro, India for the electro-mechanical contract for Line 6, which is the first...
sweden-to-complete-stockholm-–-uppsala-quadrupling
SWEDEN’s prime minister Mr Stefan Löfven announced on May 31 that the government has approved a project to complete quadrupling of the final section of double-track line between Stockholm and Uppsala. The line already has four...
autonomous-inspection-vehicle-leads-the-way-to-enhanced-safety
The human and economic toll of railway accidents in South Africa has prompted the development of an innovative autonomous vehicle capable of improving protection against a wide range of risks.LIKE many countries, South Africa has...
destination-rail-project-unlocks-enhanced-decision-making-tool-for-ims
The Destination Rail project to provide a decision support tool for infrastructure managers has reached a successful conclusion, with the final conference held at the University of Zagreb on April 26-27. Michael Robson a member...
internet-of-things-to-improve-turnout-availability
GERMAN Rail (DB) is working with Munich-based Internet of Things (IoT) startup Konux to improve the availability of high-speed turnouts through predictive maintenance. The Konux sensors detect vertical movement in sleepers as a train passes over...
british-steel-builds-new-rail-mill
BRITISH Steel has started construction of a new rail mill in Scunthorpe, Britain, to produce Zinoco-coated rails up to 108m long and welded rails with a maximum length of 216m. This follows approval by Network...
vossloh-to-supply-fastenings-for-chinese-high-speed-line
VOSSLOH Fastening Systems China has been awarded a €30m contract to supply track fastenings for a section of the 818km Zhengzhou - Wanzhou high-speed line. The fastenings for the Chongqing section of the route are due...
network-rail-awards-track-maintenance-contracts
BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has awarded a £115m track maintenance contract to Balfour Beatty covering NR’s Anglia and South East routes.Balfour Beatty will use a fleet of 13 tamping and stoneblower machines to...
vossloh-completes-le-havre-light-rail-track-audit
VOSSLOH has completed an audit of the track on the 13km light rail network in Le Havre, France, operated by Porte Océane Transport (CTPO), a subsidiary Transdev, to determine its current condition and future maintenance...

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