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CEMEX Rail to provide switches and crossings for Singapore railways


October 9, 2009

CEMEX Rail, part of CEMEX UK the building materials provider, is supplying four switches and crossing layouts to Singapore Land Transport Authority for the Jurong East rail interchanges.

Each switch and crossing is made up of 350 metres of concrete bearer, in unit lengths from 2.6 metres to 7 metres and provide the support to the rails where tracks converge or diverge. The four layouts have been manufactured at the CEMEX Rail products factory in Somercotes, near Derby and as shown, are laid out for inspection before dismantling and transporting to Singapore. The tracks were supplied to Balfour Beatty Rail and Track Systems and will be installed early next year.

Jurong East is a town in the west region of Singapore and in the east section has an above ground mass rapid transit station which serves as an interchange. Jurong East station is one of the 4 stations that was used in the original Singapore version of Monopoly.

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Notes to Editors:

  • For further information and pictures contact Elizabeth Young t. 01932 583214 e. Elizabeth.young@ext.cemex.com
  • CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world
  • In the UK, as well as ready mixed concrete, cement and aggregates, CEMEX also produces asphalt, and has a significant share of the roof tile, rail sleepers, concrete-block paving, and concrete-block segments. CEMEX has a national supply network in the UK to ensure that quality building materials are available to customers locally. For more information, see www.CEMEX.co.uk or www.CEMEX.com
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