High-speed rail-grinding train to be tested in Sweden

Continuous rail maintenance increases rail life. If that maintenance can also be carried out using a ‘high-speed grinding train’, daily services will not be disrupted. This is according to Filip Glebe, Managing Director at Vossloh Rail Services.

Vossloh Rail Services is a part of the Vossloh family, which is exhibiting at a shared stand during Elmia Nordic Rail. The stand presents a range of products from the various associated companies such as fastening systems, diesel engines, trams and more. Vossloh Rail Services has chosen to present its high-speed rail-grinding train.
“It can go 80 kilometres an hour, which means it can grind about 100 kilometres of track during a shift,” says Glebe.

Trains like this are already operating in Denmark, Germany, China and other countries, but not in Sweden as yet. However, a pilot project to test the rail-grinding train in Sweden will begin by the end of the year.
“The Swedish Transport Administration has opened up a small door for testing new technologies, and we intend to make the most of that opportunity. We’re hoping it could lead to new business for us.”

Published
10/8/2013
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Filip Glebe, Managing Director at Vossloh Rail Services
Filip Glebe, Managing Director at Vossloh Rail Services