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Vossloh and VR Track form Finnish joint ventures Vossloh and VR Track, a subsidiary of Finnish state-owned railway VR Group, have signed contracts to jointly operate three switch production facilities and cooperate in continuous welded rail production.
bidding-opens-on-philippine-track-improvement
BIDDING has opened for the track improvement project on Philippine National Railways (PNR), worth Peso 144.3bn ($US 3.2bn), in an attempt to revive and improve Southeast Asia’s oldest railway system. The project will add a second...
vossloh-and-vr-track-form-finnish-joint-ventures
Vossloh and VR Track, a subsidiary of Finnish state-owned railway VR Group, have signed contracts to jointly operate three switch production facilities and cooperate in continuous welded rail production. The switch business will be integrated into...
atacama-railway-under-threat-after-flood-damage
TORRENTIAL rains in the Andean foothills in Chile´s Atacama region might put an end to rail transport on the 155km line from the copper smelter at Potrerillos, 2880m above sea level, down to the wharf...
australian-federal-budget-favours-road-over-rail
WHILE the new 2015-16 budget published by Australia's federal government on May 12 will see increases in spending on both rail and road infrastructure, the rate of increase for road is much greater than for...
stockholm-tomteboda-rehab-contract-awarded
SWEDISH infrastructure manager Trafikverket has selected Strukton Rail to modernise and remodel Tomteboda station, just north of Stockholm main station.The primary objective of the project is to create a link between Stockholm's existing heavy rail...
sleepers-go-green
Greenrail, Italy, is in the early stages of developing a new sustainable railway sleeper. The company's research is also opening up the possibility to deliver further sustainable benefits from track infrastructure, as Marco Chiandoni explains. SLEEPERS...
protecting-the-subgrade-in-russia’s-harsh-climate
Russian Railways uses various geosynthetic materials to protect track subgrade formations. Gleb Soloviev, design engineer at Tensar, Russia, and Dr Alexey Kolos, from the Petersburg State University of Railway Transport, compare the performance of different...
changing-the-culture-of-track-worker-safety
Network Rail (NR) is currently revising its approach to track worker safety according to three specific principles. Stuart Browning, NR's programme manager control of work, Michelle Rogers, engagement manager at Oliver Wyman, and Albert Luggenhorst,...
china-awards-high-speed-fastening-contract
CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) has awarded a contract worth around €70m to Vossloh Fastening Systems China for high-speed fastenings for installation on the final section of the Beijing - Harbin high-speed line which is currently...
standards-struggle-to-keep-up-with-the-welders
Attempts to standardise welding processes in Europe are failing to keep up with changes in track technology and the natural evolution of thermite welding techniques, posing problems for rail producers and welders. Dr-Ing Robert Gehrmann...