January 23, 2018

DB awards conductor rail framework contract

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GERMAN Rail has awarded a €1m four-year framework to Powerlines Products, Germany, to supply conductor rail aluminium supports and insulators for use on the Hamburg S-Bahn.

Powerlines will supply eight different designs of lateral conductor rail supports and two types of ceramic insulators. Powerlines will shortly present DB with a range of pre-series production parts for inspection. The supports will be prefabricated in Europe with final assembly in Essen.


The 147km six-line S-Bahn network in Hamburg is electrified at 1.2kV dc third rail.

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