Vossloh rail fastening system, source: Vossloh

Vossloh secures major Chinese contract for rail fastening systems

Vossloh rail fastening system Vossloh

Vossloh been awarded a substantial contract to supply rail fastening systems for two prominent high-speed rail projects in central China. The order is valued at approximately 20 million euros. These systems will participate in enhancing transportation connectivity within the country.

The first of the two high-speed lines is poised to span nearly 300 kilometres, connecting Xi’an, the provincial capital of Shaanxi, with Shiyan, a prominent automotive hub in Hubei province. The second line, almost twice as long, is set to facilitate travel between the bustling metropolises of Chongqing and Wanzhou in central China. Vossloh Fastening Systems China, a subsidiary of the originally German company Vossloh headquartered in Kunshan, has been entrusted with the responsibility for executing this project.

Vossloh’s rail fastening systems, a means of fixing rails to sleepers, should not only ensure the safety and reliability of these high-speed lines but also contribute to the long-term sustainable development of China’s transportation infrastructure. Deliveries are scheduled for the latter half of 2024.

China’s ambitious plans to expand its high-speed rail network are well underway. The current network, spanning approximately 42,000 kilometres, is projected to grow to over 70,000 kilometres by 2035. For the past 17 years, Vossloh has been a steadfast partner in supporting China’s rail infrastructure expansion.

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Author: Emma Dailey

Emma Dailey is an editor at RailTech.com and RailTech.be.

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