05 / 04 / 2012

RAIL.ONE delivers turnout sleepers for the new rail line between Erfurt and Leipzig-Halle, Germany

This line is one section of the high-speed rail connection between Berlin and Munich, and is part of the TransEuropean Network (TEN)

Neumarkt, Germany, 5 April 2012 – RAIL.ONE Group, leading international manufacturer of concrete sleepers and systems provider for railtrack infrastructure, will participate in an extensive supply contract for turnout sleepers for new construction of the high-speed rail line between Erfurt and Leipzig-Halle, Germany (VDE 8.2), for the section between Erfurt and Gröbers. The construction project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2013.

Beginning in August of this year and up to and including April of 2013, RAIL.ONE will deliver almost 22,000 linear meters of turnout sleepers for the double-track section of the line. Production of the Type GWS 05-300W is planned for the RAIL.ONE plant in Brandenburg-Kirchmöser. Now, after successful trial of the new track for ballastless turnouts, they will be employed on tracks in regular operation. With this uniform track from the System 300 series for main-track and turnout areas, stiffness characteristics can be individually matched – which will assure greater ride comfort, also for speeds up to 300 km/h.

The new high-speed line from Erfurt to Leipzig-Halle is one section of the extended and newly constructed line, approx. 500 km long, from Erfurt to Leipzig-Halle and on to Berlin. Since 2003 the section from Gröbers to Leipzig has been in operation, and was built for a length of 4 km with the RHEDA 2000® ballastless track system. Gundolf Spitzner, Vice President Sales at RAIL.ONE, said, “The Rheda system has until now been installed in 13 countries over more than 2,600 km of track, as well as over 150 turnouts and rail expansion joints. In addition, the RHEDA 2000® system is the only ballastless track system that has obtained general approval from the German Federal Railway Authority (EBA) for main-track and turnout zones. The system had already been successfully installed on the newly constructed line from Nuremberg to Ingolstadt on open track sections, as well as on bridges, in tunnels, and for turnouts. We believe that this was one of the reasons for winning this contract.”

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Profile of RAIL.ONE GmbH:
RAIL.ONE GmbH conducts business with the goal of providing comprehensively oriented systems and engineering for the entire field of railway tracks and their many and varied requirements. With its patented RHEDA 2000® ballastless track system, the company has achieved an internationally leading position in the field of high-speed rail transportation. In addition, RAIL.ONE manufactures main-track and turnout sleepers made of concrete.

With over 600 employees in its plants in Germany, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, South Korea, Turkey, and Hungary, RAIL.ONE offers total annual production capacity for 4 million main-track sleepers, as well as for over 580,000 linear metres of turnout sleepers. The company achieves average annual sales of approximately €130 million.

Contact for journalists
Hedwig Blomeier
Ingolstaedter Strasse 51
92318 Neumarkt, Germany
Tel +49 9181 8952-250
Fax +49 9181 8952-5050

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