Topic: Maintenance of rail infrastructure

Slovakia upgrades rack railway in High Tatras

Slovak rail infrastructure manager Železnice Slovenskej republiky (ŽSR) has started the reconstruction of the Štrbské Pleso – Štrba rack railway in the High Tatras. The works will carry out by early February 2021. Afterwards, the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Sheep near the tracks in Herve, Belgium, source: Infrabel

Sheep regulate vegetation along tracks in Belgium

Belgian rail infrastructure manager Infrabel is carrying out an extraordinary experiment. It uses sheep and goats for regulating vegetation along the tracks. The animals help the railway company to remove weeds at the hard-to-reach places. ...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Extensive programme for level crossings in Finland

Finland is implementing a four-year programme dedicated to safety enhancements at the level crossings. The local infrastrustructure agency Väylävirasto is installing the necessary equipment including barriers and warning signals at 129 sites. In addition, the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Poland will construct 104 new train stops

Poland’s government plans to construct 104 new train stops across the country. In addition, 96 existing halts will be improved or modernised. The entire project is designed for 2020-2025. (more…)Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Four steps to enhance rail services in Scotland

Transform Scotland, the Edinburgh-based association for promoting sustainable transport, has published its proposals to improve the inter-city rail connections in the constituent part of the United Kingdom. The recommendations are focused on the development of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Strukton Rail launches intelligent tamping machine

Dutch contractor Strukton Rail has entered service the ground-breaking intelligent tamping machine Universal Tamper 4.0. It is able of learning to work by itself and has several other innovative features. The machine was developed by...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

British Steel wants to supply rails to Ukraine

UK’s manufacturer of rail profiles British Steel is considering the possibility to export its products to Ukraine. The British-made rails could be applied for the construction of new railways in the eastern part of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Polish railways improve maintenance fleet

The investment programme of the Polish rail infrastructure manager PKP PLK is nearing completion. It is dedicated to the improvement of the company’s maintenance fleet. Moreover, PKP PLK is also focusing on the acquisition of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Railway tracks near Braşov

Alstom deploys ERTMS on major railway in Romania

Asocierea RailWorks, the consortium of Alstom and three Romanian companies, will rehabilitate two sections of Line 300 with a total length of 170 kilometres. This railway is vital for Romania, it connects Bucharest to several...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko