By completing deliveries of RHEDA 2000® track components for the Cortanovci Tunnel in Serbia, an important milestone for the construction of the 2,3 km long tunnel project has been achieved.
Neumarkt, January 14, 2021 – Just before Christmas, RAIL.ONE has completed deliveries of about 4,000 bi-block sleepers and other related system components for the first RHEDA 2000® installation in Serbia - the Cortanovci Tunnel. The tunnel is part of the reconstruction, modernization and construction of a double track railway line that runs from Belgrade via Stara Pazova, Novi Sad and Subotica all the way to the State Border with Hungary, whereas the tunnel itself is located on the Stara Pazova and Novi Sad railway line. Designed for train speeds up to 200 km/h, the tunnel has a total length of about 2,3 km. To comply with the client’s drainage concept, RAIL.ONE has produced specially designed shortened RHEDA 2000® bi-block sleepers, which perfectly and reliably address the special requirements on site.
RAIL.ONE’s supply contract has been awarded by RZD International, which has concluded a contract with Serbian Railways for the construction of the railway line. RZD International started track works in early December 2020 and plans to finish until mid of 2021.
RHEDA 2000® system is one of the world's most widely applied ballastless track systems for both high-speed and high-performance railway lines and has been installed on over 4,500 km of railway lines in Europe, Middle East and Asia. All RHEDA 2000® bi-block sleepers for the Cortanovci Tunnel were produced in RAIL.ONE’s facility in Coswig, Germany, and then transported via truck to the Cortanovci Tunnel construction site in Serbia. “We are glad to support another important tunnel project with our reliable slab track solution and especially joyful having entered the Serbian market with providing the proven and successful RHEDA 2000® solution simultaneously meeting the clients special requirements. It was always a pleasure working with RZD International and we are looking forward to potential future projects.”, underlines Torsten Bode, CSO of PCM RAIL.ONE AG.
About RZD International
RZD International L.L.C. is a special purpose engineering company established within the Russian Railways (RZD) holding which offers the whole spectrum of railway construction services and technologies, from pre-feasibility studies to execution and commissioning of turnkey projects abroad.
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 840,000 linear meters of turnout sleepers.