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Despite the lower axle loads, tight tramway curves are among the most aggressive areas of all railway applications. For these boundary conditions, voestalpine Railway Systems has established a unique portfolio of heat treated grooved rail steels, which perfectly match the respective maintenance strategy of our customers, leading to longest possible service lives:

HSH® grooved rails for the „easy-to-maintain“ strategy:

  • Side wear is repaired by Gauge Corner Repair Welding.
  • Corrugation is reduced and the grinding interval will be prolonged compared to as-rolled rails.

HSH® grooved rails for the „put-in-&-forget“ strategy:

  • Side- and head-wear will be minimized by highest possible wear resistance.
  • The grinding interval is significantly prolonged due to slowest development of corrugation.

Key Benefits of our Rail Solutions for Urban Traffic: Tram

  • The application of HSH® heat treatment technology to all our GHT-steels leads to an increased material resistance of the running and guiding head (deep head hardening) without negatively affecting weldability. This is not only reducing side- and head wear significantly and thus prolongs the rail service life but it furthermore decelerates the development of corrugation and will thus stretch the grinding interval.

    HSH® Heat Treatment Untreated rail foot and web
    • For running- and guiding head
    • Maximum wear resistance
    • Highest resistance against corrugation
    • Low notch sensitivity
    • High resistance against rail fatigue
  • Our rails excel by having tightest tolerances for profile, straightness and flatness as well as by their outstanding surface quality. All these are essential requirements for excellent bending results and a high track laying quality.

  • Our grooved rails are also available pre-bent based on bending plans done by voestalpine, and drilled for the application with tie bars 

  • Our Welding Competence Center is on hand to assist our customers and ensure the highest possible quality of welds right from the start.

    The services include:

    • Welding consulting during the introduction of new products
    • Welder training
    • On-site supervision of welding work
    • Non-destructive testing
    • Development work around rail welding#


Our Premium Services - Your Partner in Excellence

Experience the advantage of our rail services, including:

Technical Support Team: Our expert team offers comprehensive assistance, from in-track performance evaluation to whole track system optimization, wheel-rail interface optimization, RAMS, and LCC consulting.

Cutting-Edge Welding Solutions: Collaborating with renowned welding material suppliers, our Competence Center Welding constantly enhances rail welding technology. We provide training, on-site welding inspection, and expert guidance.

Efficient Logistics: Benefit from our optimized logistics chain, ensuring smooth rail delivery to any construction site in Europe or overseas. Our just-in-time deliveries minimize downtime and enhance project efficiency.