RAIL.ONE GmbH - Articles and news items
Rail industry news / 31 July 2015 /
The corporate reorganisation of RAIL.ONE GmbH – international sleeper manufacturer and systems provider of innovative railway track systems – has reached a new milestone.
Rail industry news / 9 April 2013 /
With successful conclusion of search for an investor, RAIL.ONE Group has a strong new strategic shareholder…
Rail industry news / 14 January 2013 /
RAIL.ONE will deliver more than 530,000 concrete sleepers for new construction of the Honam Line…
Rail industry news / 18 February 2010 /
RAIL.ONE is to supply an additional 600,000 concrete sleepers for the Saudi-Arabian North-South Line project.
Since March 2008, Tilo Brandis has been President and CEO of RAIL.ONE GmbH. After his studies at various universities in Europe and at Harvard Business School, Brandis began his career at HBS Consulting Partners as a Project Manager and Management Consultant. In 1997, he moved to Siemens AG Transportation Systems. In 2003, he took charge of Siemens AG A&D Assembly Systems, with around 2,300 staff and with sales of approximately €600 million. Until he moved to RAIL.ONE, Brandis directed the acquisition of the US software company UGS for Siemens AG. With more than 800 employees and 18 locations in nine countries, RAIL.ONE is one of the world’s leading providers of railway track systems, with comprehensive consulting and engineering competence for all areas of application.
Jens Kleeberg, Vice President of R&D, RAIL.ONE GmbH, discusses the next step in the development of ballastless track.
The international increase in transportation volume throughout the world over recent years has led to a revival in railway traffic. This has in turn resulted in an appreciable number of technical innovations and an enhancement in railway technology in the areas of rolling stock, train control and track engineering.
The basis for design work for prestressed-concrete sleepers in Europe is EN 13230, valid since October 2002: “Concrete sleepers and bearers.” A supplement to this standard is UIC 713: “Design of Monoblock Concrete Sleepers,” which provides a design example for a prestressed-concrete sleeper. The design bending moment calculated here accounts for the dynamic live loads for a track-system with a lifetime of 40 years. The sleeper must be capable of assuming this design moment without cracking.