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DB expands the hunt for faulty sleepers, further traffic restrictions likely

Delays are once again likely as a result of the inspection and replacement efforts. 2022, Nick Augusteijn / ProMedia

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is expanding its investigation into potentially faulty sleepers in the wake of last summer’s deadly derailment in Bavaria. DB expects it will have to test around 130,000 sleepers nationwide, and – if anomalies are detected – replace them. This will likely result in further traffic restrictions.

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Author: Nick Augusteijn

Former Chief Editor of RailTech.com

1 comment op “DB expands the hunt for faulty sleepers, further traffic restrictions likely”

bönström bönström|23.11.22|15:53

However, a track system optimal, before current traffic – and speeds, should not be expected, other but problems.
“Optimal maintenance”, mantra, explicitly reveals: Track is not optimal…
Voids, hung sleepers, 80G already at modest speeds, squats/studs, cracks – and broken rails… is not sustainable!
No longer, not even core clients of railways, nor Industry, nor IM:s afford, but high quality, low risk, infrastructure – and tracks, accordingly!
A New Old Railway is needed!

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