RAIL.ONE delivers turnout sleepers for the new rail line between Erfurt and Leipzig-Halle, Germany

This line is one section of the high-speed rail connection between Berlin and Munich, and is part of the TransEuropean Network (TEN)

Neumarkt, Germany, 5 April 2012 – RAIL.ONE Group, leading international manufacturer of concrete sleepers and systems provider for railtrack infrastructure, will participate in an extensive supply contract for turnout sleepers for new construction of the high-speed rail line between Erfurt and Leipzig-Halle, Germany (VDE 8.2), for the section between Erfurt and Gröbers. The construction project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2013.

Beginning in August of this year and up to and including April of 2013, RAIL.ONE will deliver almost 22,000 linear meters of turnout sleepers for the double-track section of the line. Production of the Type GWS 05-300W is planned for the RAIL.ONE plant in Brandenburg-Kirchmöser. Now, after successful trial of the new track for ballastless turnouts, they will be employed on tracks in regular operation. With this uniform track from the System 300 series for main-track and turnout areas, stiffness characteristics can be individually matched – which will assure greater ride comfort, also for speeds up to 300 km/h.

The new high-speed line from Erfurt to Leipzig-Halle is one section of the extended and newly constructed line, approx. 500 km long, from Erfurt to Leipzig-Halle and on to Berlin. Since 2003 the section from Gröbers to Leipzig has been in operation, and was built for a length of 4 km with the RHEDA 2000® ballastless track system. Gundolf Spitzner, Vice President Sales at RAIL.ONE, said, “The Rheda system has until now been installed in 13 countries over more than 2,600 km of track, as well as over 150 turnouts and rail expansion joints. In addition, the RHEDA 2000® system is the only ballastless track system that has obtained general approval from the German Federal Railway Authority (EBA) for main-track and turnout zones. The system had already been successfully installed on the newly constructed line from Nuremberg to Ingolstadt on open track sections, as well as on bridges, in tunnels, and for turnouts. We believe that this was one of the reasons for winning this contract.”

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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.