In this interview for Global Railway Review, Richard Stock, Global Head of Rail Solutions from Plasser American, discusses how advanced rail milling technology can help to significantly extend the rail life.
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In summer 2022, Robel Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH and their partners will deliver a rail treatment system to Plasser American Corporation (PAC), to meet the maintenance requirements of transit systems.
The $10.3 million order is Harsco Rail's first grinder contract for MÁV FKG Kft-t, which manages all maintenance and renovation of Hungary's national railway network.
Australia’s complex railway network can suffer from several track condition challenges. LINMAG colleagues, Reinhard Schwarzenberger and Richard Stock, explain how the latest rail milling maintenance technology is helping to efficiently and effectively maintain the Australian rail network.
Rail re-profiling has become a more widely accepted and necessary requirement to significantly extend the lifecycle of the rail. The Austrian company, LINMAG, is a worldwide provider of high-quality rail maintenance services, utilising Linsinger’s well-proven rail milling technology which was successfully introduced to the industry to overcome the limitations and…
With rising pressure in rail traffic, Linsinger’s modern, flexible and reliable rail milling technology can be deployed to prolong rail life and reduce service-disrupting interventions.
Operating and maintaining six rail grinding machines, Colas Rail will deliver almost 1,400 operational shifts a year, in a 24/7 operation.
Product Showcase: Rail milling as a sustainable strategy for modern rail asset management – LINMAG GmbH
The target profile is defined by the shape of the milling tool and is fixed for each set of tools. To change to a different rail profile, a different milling wheel with the new target profile needs to be installed on the train, which is a very fast process.
Maurice Verheijen, Head of Sales and Operations at Schweerbau GmbH, discusses the recent introduction of the first ever high-speed rail milling train to operate on Network Rail’s infrastructure.
Testing is underway in Europe on new state-of-the-art maintenance trains that will be used on the Elizabeth line to help keep it running for hundreds of thousands of Londoners and visitors. London will take delivery of the machines later this year.
Network Rail’s new grinding trains are faster, more efficient and cheaper to run, and will help keep passenger and freight trains operating smoothly and safely…
Reini Schwarzenberger, Chief Operating Officer of Linmag Australia Pty Ltd, explains the unusual requirements for rail milling in Australia and how Linmag’s machines are helping to achieve results.
Railway systems around the world rely on innovative and cost-efficient track maintenance techniques to ensure high levels of operational performance. Although machinery, requirements and regulations have evolved, the end goal has always been to ensure safe and reliable rail infrastructure...
From 11 November 2017, the Great North Rail Project – part of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan – is embarking on 19 weeks of work which will greatly affect travel to and from Blackpool. The major works planned is to transform the railway in the popular seaside town.