TITLE

New Rail Welding Depot

PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Dec2001, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that the seven million pounds purpose-built Rail Welding Depot at Eastleigh, England, which has been under construction since November 2000, has now been completed. The facility incorporates the latest high-technology welding and rail handling equipment and will be able to produce high-quality continuously welded rail for use around the national rail network. Stretching over 800 meters in size, the depot will bring several key benefits. These are an increase in the production of long-welded rail, the production of longer rails with fewer welds, giving important performance and safety benefits, a reduction in the number of long-distance train movements required to deliver rail as the depot is located in the south of the country where the demand for new rail is the highest, and over all production and supply costs are reduced.
ACCESSION #
11577594

 

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