Track system from RAIL.ONE used in major rail infrastructure project in South Korea. Railway line connects Incheon Airport, Seoul and the Olympic venues in the east of the country. The Winter Olympic Games start on 9 February and will last until 25 February.
Neumarkt (Germany), February 6, 2018 – Following the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul in 1988, South Korea is once again set to host an Olympic event. When the 23rd Winter Olympic Games launch in Pyeongchang, South Korea this week, Neumarkt-based company PCM RAIL.ONE AG will look with pride at the East Asian country. Working with its Joint Venture in South Korea, TM Track Systems Ltd., the experts for concrete sleepers and track systems produced and delivered a huge part of the route for the railway line from Incheon to Gangneung.
The RAIL.ONE RHEDA 2000® system has already been used regularly on numerous high-speed rail lines in South Korea since 2007. As part of the preparations for the Winter Olympics, RHEDA 2000® was chosen in 2013 for the connecting line between Incheon Airport Terminal 1 and the newly built Terminal 2. This was followed by the 126.3 km long track section from Wonju to Gangneung. Solutions from the PCM RAIL.ONE Group are used on 89.5 of the total 99.4 km long ballastless twin track system and allow rail traffic to operate in part at a maximum speed of 300 km/h. “We are highly flexible with our products and align them to the various needs locally. Since 2007, we have produced and delivered more than 2 million bi-block sleepers for the high-speed rail routes and national rail network in South Korea. We are proud to have made such an important contribution to the country's rail infrastructure and the networking of the Olympic venues,” says a delighted Jochen Riepl, CEO of PCM RAIL.ONE AG, looking forward to the launch of the Winter Olympic Games.
But even beyond that, the importance of the route is remarkable. As well as 53 bridges and six stations, the infrastructure project features a total of 34 tunnels, including the 21.7 km long Daegwallyeong Tunnel, the longest in South Korea.
About the PCM RAIL.ONE Group
The PCM RAIL.ONE Group has been manufacturing concrete sleepers and track systems for urban transit and long-distance rail transportation for over 60 years. The technology leader also offers its expertise in the fields of engineering and plant construction. Its customer-driven innovations fulfill the highest quality standards and are installed around the world
The PCM RAIL.ONE Group is comprised of several companies and eleven production facilities with a presence in Germany, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, South Korea, Hungary, Turkey, the United States, and India. It maintains annual capacities of over 5 million track sleepers and 750,000 linear meters of turnout sleepers. RAIL.ONE produces optimized products and custom solutions with over 800 employees around the world. As a group of companies RAIL.ONE generates average annual revenues of approximately 145 million euros.