A new sleeper designed and produced by CEMEX Rail Solutions has been laid on the London Underground. It is the first new sleeper design in over 30 years and is a bespoke solution offering faster installation of new track with improved reliability and greater longevity.
The first contract of 900 sleepers was fitted by Track Partnership, a collaboration between London Underground and Balfour Beatty Rail, on the track around Harrow on the Hill on the Metropolitan Line.
The new 1502 high quality concrete sleeper is a major innovation offering a preassembled sleeper incorporating the Pandrol Fastclip ‘FE’ fastening system which allows for automated installation.
The sleeper is also fitted with the required insulators and pads in place, reducing the five installation steps to one. The final step requires the rail to be threaded on to the sleepers and the clips to be driven automatically on to the rails.
The 1502 has been developed in partnership with Pandrol, Balfour Beatty Rail and London Underground in response to a growing need to construct track faster, safer and at a lower cost with reduced maintenance requirements. It has been estimated that the new sleepers and system can be laid in half the time.
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- Helping to build a Greater Britain
– CEMEX’s vision is to help build a greater Britain by providing
solutions to construction problems through our innovative building
materials, our expertise, our understanding of the construction issues
and our people. We aim to create the best service and the best
solutions for a better future.
- CEMEX is a
global building solutions company and leading supplier of cement,
ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. In the UK, CEMEX also produces
asphalt, and has a significant share of the concrete- paving and block
sectors. Additionally, the company is the leading supplier of concrete
sleepers to the rail industry and a supplier of PFA cement additives.
CEMEX has a national supply network in the UK with over 360 locations,
to ensure that quality building materials are available to customers
locally. For more information, see www.CEMEX.co.uk, www.CEMEX.com