ProRail: winterproof railway switch should be re-assessed

The Dutch infrastructure manager ProRail will reassess the so-called WInterproof RAilway (WIRA) switch that was fabricated ten years ago. According to the inventor of the switch, it could have been the solution to failing switches of the railway network under severe winter conditions. However, ProRail found that the switch did not meet the requirements when it was tested in 2014.

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

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