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Maintaining metro track through milling

18 March 2022 | 

voestalpine Railway Systems and its Austrian partner PJ Messtechnik have developed a unique method of rail maintenance specifically for metros comprising smart rail monitoring and subsequent milling of rails in plain track and turnouts.

The total service life of rails as well as maintenance demand throughout the entire lifecycle is mainly determined by the initial quality and the chosen maintenance strategy.

Due to its long history and the high service quality, the Barcelona metro is a best practice example for metros on the Iberian Peninsula as well as in Latin America. The rail infrastructure  is faced with growing wear and tear as train frequencies steadily increase in order to meet the growing passenger transport demand.

Read here more about the approach to increase travel comfort, to reduce operational noise emissions and to extend the rail service life: