RHEDA CITY Ballastless Track Systems
* Order for largest infrastructure project in Scotland.
* First delivery of the ballastless track system to Spain.
* An additional tram project in Poland.
* Worldwide reference projects evidence comprehensive expertise for all areas of application.
Neumarkt, Germany, 2 April 2009 – RAIL.ONE Group, internationally successful manufacturer of concrete railway sleepers, as well as system provider for railway track systems, has won a contract for the largest infrastructure currently being implemented in Scotland. In the Scottish metropolis of Edinburgh, a new tram line is being constructed in 3 phases, over a distance of 19 km.
The first section of the project will connect the northern suburbs of Edinburgh and the airport, located 13 km west of the city, with the city centre. For this first construction phase, RAIL.ONE will deliver under contract from the Dutch company BAM Rail bv more than 16 km of RHEDA CITY track, with various track covering material, in addition to 3 km of vegetated track.
Within the engineering-design team of BAM Rail, RAIL.ONE is furthermore responsible for planning of the track system. This project part involves dimensional design and layout of the track types to be provided – ballasted and ballastless track – in accordance with the respective subgrade conditions and with the valid European standards and regulation. In late April of 2009, the first 500 m of RHEDA CITY track will already be installed.
A total of more than 25,000 bi-block sleepers will be delivered for the ballastless track sections, as well as 18,000 shortened B 70 sleepers for tie-in of the depots to the tram line. Completion of the entire line is planned by spring of 2011.
RHEDA CITY for Seville
The railway company Ferrocarilles, in Andalusia, Spain, has also opted for the advantages of RHEDA CITY in its link of the community of Alcalá de Guadaira to the city centre of Seville. RAIL.ONE ballastless track will be used here as well, in construction of the double-track line, 12 km long. The new tram line is broken down into 3 sub-sections and begins at the interchange station of the existing Metro Sevilla Line 1. Completion of the tram line is scheduled for 2012.
In addition to delivery of approximately 17,000 RHEDA CITY sleepers, RAIL.ONE will provide system supervision, to include quality assurance, for this project in Seville. This order is for a further international urban-transit project in which RAIL.ONE ballastless-track technology will be applied.
RHEDA CITY for Warsaw
Currently, 3 additional kilometres of RHEDA CITY track are being installed for a tram project in Warsaw. Earlier, in 2007, RAIL.ONE received the order for more than 8 km of RHEDA CITY track, on the Aleje Jerozolimskie tram line. In addition, RAIL.ONE was responsible for engineering and quality supervision.
RAIL.ONE can take advantage of extensive and diverse positive experience with RHEDA CITY and RHEDA CITY GREEN in numerous cities such as Berlin, Dresden, Nantes (France), Chur (Switzerland), The Hague (the Netherlands), Warsaw (Poland), and Bucharest (Romania). In these cities, more than 150 km of RAIL.ONE system variants are in use in urban rapid-transit networks.
Worldwide reference projects for RHEDA CITY and RHEDA 2000®
The RHEDA CITY ballastless track system is especially designed for employment on tram networks. In these applications, the system is based on the same basic functional principles as all models in the RHEDA family, especially in the RHEDA 2000® system. Numerous successful projects in Germany and abroad impressively evidence the versatility and the great functionality of RHEDA systems:
RAIL.ONE is also proud of numerous reference projects for the use of concrete sleepers with ballasted track:
These projects represent the basis and the confirmation for the great trust that has been placed, throughout the world, in the long years of experience and expertise of the RAIL.ONE Group. Tilo Brandis, CEO of RAIL.ONE, summarises the corporate philosophy of RAIL.ONE as follows: “As one of the leading producers of concrete sleepers, RAIL.ONE has been closely connected almost 100 years with the railway market. Over the past decade, we have through intensified development activities expanded our portfolio of services and have vigorously promoted key innovations and system development for railways of the future. The decisive parameters here are unmatched quality and the satisfaction of our customers.”
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.