Topic: Railway sleeper

Adif tests recycled plastic sleepers

Are synthetic sleepers a viable alternative to wooden ones? To find this out, Adif will place them on parts of the Spanish network as a test. In the coming months, the first hundred of them...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts
SBB workers maintain tracks, source: SBB

Safety main preoccupation for railways

The RailTech Academy has started online courses dedicated to various topics of the railway industry. Its first lecture was delivered by Jean Rousseau, the railway engineer at IKOS Consulting. He made some introduction to the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Double-decker train of Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), source: TU Delft

Slower trains do not reduce vibrations

The lower speed of passenger trains does not reduce the vibrations near level crossings. This was concluded by Dutch rail infrastructure manager ProRail and national railway operator NS after three-month tests in the province of...Read more
|1 comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Vossloh concrete sleepers, source: Vossloh

Vossloh gets major sleeper deal in Australia

German supplier of track components Vossloh Group has won a major deal in Australia. The company will deliver around 280,000 concrete sleepers for Rio Tinto, one of the largest mining corporations in the world. This...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko