Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Follow us on Instagram
Daily construction news
Weekly plant news

Construction News

Sat May 26 2018

Related Information
Related Information
Related Information

News » International » Alstom's concrete rail track gets German approval » published 2 Dec 2016

Alstom's concrete rail track gets German approval

The German rail authority has approved Alstom’s concrete slab track system for both high-speed and conventional rail services.

The non-ballast system, NBT, has been developed for mixed traffic at a maximum operational speed of 360 km/h.

Eisenbahn-Bundesamt (EBA) has classified NBT as “Zulassung zur Betriebserprobung” – “approved for operating testing”.

Key players in the German rail community have worked closely with Alstom to obtain the approval: TÜV Rheinland InterTraffic, ACR and the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

Alstom co-developed NBT for main-line owners seeking a concrete track. NBT has an design inspired by concrete pavement experience. The construction process is derived from the service-proven Appitrack technology, which allows construction rates of 300m of track per day and is said to reduce the track-laying schedule by 40%.



Download our free construction news iPhone / iPad app. Sign up to our FREE email newsletters or subscribe to our RSS feed for regular updates on the latest Construction News, Plant News & Contract News. The Construction Index also provides the latest Construction Tenders, Construction Market Data & Construction Law Commentary all FREE.

This article was published on 2 Dec 2016 (last updated on 2 Dec 2016).

More News Channels