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  • 23 June 2021

    Connecting the world of rail with all our welds

    Connection. The vital link between two components. Approximately 7.097 km of railways are connected in the Dutch railway infrastructure to offer travelers a safe and reliable way to get to their destination. The connection of rails, however, cannot be done without welds. And rail welds cannot be done without certification in order to guarantee safety and the highest quality. We recently extended our Rail Services portfolio with the flash butt weld certificate for the 400 UHC® HSH® rail quality. From now on, the 400 UHC® HSH® rails can be supplied in ultra-long lengths of up to 360 meters. (Fun fact: UHC stands for the metallurgical steel design based on Ultra High Carbon content, and HSH describes a unique heat treatment technology, so-called Head Special Hardened.)

  • 7 May 2021

    Recap of the RailTech Europe Live with our CEO

    2021. The year that is already known as the year of online fairs. The kickoff for the rail infrastructure market related fairs was in March with the RailTech Europe Live. For three full days, visitors were able to follow presentations and workshops, visit online stands, and have personal conversations via the chat option.

  • 5 May 2021

    New name, same brand – voestalpine Railpro is now voestalpine Track Solutions Netherlands B.V.

    Our organization has been breathing railway history for many years. However, we are now in full motion towards a future of a safe and available railway infrastructure. From wholesale industry to a total solutions provider. It is our ambition to always remain One Step Ahead.

  • 9 April 2021

    More efficiency in the logistics of rail ballast transport

    The transport of rail ballast from quarry towards railway is a complex logistic process. We reached a great milestone in terms of efficiency and sustainability by bringing together several processes in one location in Amsterdam. The port area in the Western part of the city can, in the easiest way possible, directly provide all modalities and facilities for the distribution of the ballast throughout the country.

  • 22 March 2021

    Meet us at this year’s RailTech Europe

    On March 30 and 31 and on April 1, 2021, RailTech Europe is the digital meeting place to get acquainted with relevant matches in the railway industry. In these trying times, now more than ever there is a need for coming together and share insights about current developments. It is time to work together and build a resilient, international, and future-proof railway.

  • 16 March 2021

    A greener railway while reducing our environmental impact

    A safe and available railway track means exquisite maintenance. And when necessary, renovation or new construction will also take place. Which results in the release of a lot railway materials. Our goal is to decrease the ecological footprint in the rail infrastructure market and thereby contribute to a circular economy. So how can we work together in creating circular railways worldwide?  

  • 18 February 2021

    Rubber coating stops deterioration of the rail due to snow residue and road salt

    We all enjoyed a beautiful winter’s week. However, what becomes visible underneath the snow and ice when the thaw sets in? Mud and road salt residues. Not the best conditions for the railway infrastructure, particularly for level crossings. Road salt and moisture, in combination with stray currents, bite into the rail, causing the metal to corrode fiercely. This process severely undermines the rail’s quality and increases the risk of premature rail replacement. Apart from hindrance to the train traffic, it is a costly affair for the maintenance contractor.

  • 8 January 2021

    Another successful test with our dust suppressing ballast train in Germany

    Twelve wagons with nearly 300 tons of ballast unloaded in less than 30 minutes. The second test with our dust suppressing ballast train (or in Dutch called the SALT) , this time executed in the Hönebach Tunnel nearby Kassel in Germany, was another great success. Since April, 2020, a law amendment has been in force that requires dust-free unloading procedures in tunnels. The dust suppression system has contributed to better and safer unloading techniques within the railway infrastructure in the Netherlands, and is now also a great option for abroad. This wagon type has many advantages, of which the hydraulic valves are just one example. Several parties - among which BG Bau – showed immediate interest in this new solution after a first trial.