RAIL.ONE and Azvi deliver RHEDA 2000® for tunnel project in Norway

RAIL.ONE and the construction company Azvi jointly deliver the RHEDA 2000® slab track system to Norway. The new tunnel in Bergen aims to increase the capacity of the highly frequented line from Arna to Floen.

Neumarkt (Germany), September 11, 2019 – Azvi and RAIL.ONE have signed an agreement to jointly deliver the RHEDA 2000® slab track system in the new Arna-Floen tunnel in Bergen, Norway. The installation of the slab track in the 6.9 km long single-track tunnel represents a key Bane NOR project with the objective to increase the capacity on the highly frequented line. The RHEDA 2000® system is one of the world's most widely applied ballastless track systems for both high-speed and high-performance railway lines. The slab track system has been installed on over 4,300 km of railway lines in Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Manuel Borràs, Business Development Manager at Azvi, points out: "The track inside Arna-Floen Tunnel is the first ballastless track to be implemented in Norway.  We are very proud to collaborate with Bane NOR to provide the best railway technology.”

Torsten Bode, Chief Sales Officer at RAIL.ONE, explains: "Our modular, reliable and well-proven RHEDA 2000® system is predestined for state-of-the-art railway infrastructure projects, such as the trackwork construction in modern tunnels. The ballastless track system significantly reduces annual maintenance costs and increases the track availability. We are proud to work with the company AZVI who has experience from installing the RHEDA 2000® system in previous projects.  We believe in the Nordic railway market’s large potential for innovative, sustainable and reliable track technologies and in cooperation with Azvi to would like to make this project a showcase and a slab track reference, first of all in Norway, and secondly in the Nordic market as a whole.”

Both Azvi and RAIL.ONE are committed to grow in the Nordic region by offering and delivering innovative slab track systems in both high-speed and high-performance railway lines.

About Azvi S.A.

Azvi is a construction company with more than a hundred years of experience in railway construction. With the construction of almost 500 km of railway high-speed lines Azvi achieves the highest standards in quality and technology.

About the PCM RAILONE Group

The PCM RAILONE 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 RAILONE 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, Canada and lndia. lt maintains annual capacities of over 5 million track sleepers and 840,000 linear meters of turnout sleepers. RAILONE produces optimized products and custom solutions with over 550 employees around the world.