WP3 Enhanced track

3MB and the work on transition zones

To gather more insight into the performance of the transition zone, a monitoring programme has been designed that comprises both short-term and long–term measurements. The long-term measurements focus on capturing the track alignment (settlements), while the short-term measurements will be used to investigate the dynamic response, such as wheel–rail contact forces, sleeper–ballast forces, and sleeper […]

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The 3MB is installed!

Acciona’s 3MB slab-track solution was originally planned for installation in September 2021. Unfortunately, a lightning strike in the signal box right out along the Malmbanan (Iron Ore Line) where Gransjö is located, changed the priorities at Trafikverket and installation for In2Track3 was no longer an option. After one year of restarted processes for planning and […]

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ATMO rail grinding in test

The testing with the new ATMO rail grinding trailer (Automatic Track Machine Oscillator) for urban tramway networks is giving exciting results so far. Within the scope of In2Track3, Plasser & Theurer in collaboration with Wiener Linien, are working on analysing and improving the performance of the machine. It combines the sliding and oscillating grinding methods, […]

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Goodbye Glyphosate?

Most people are familiar with some aspects of railway maintenance – replacing rails and sleepers, updating signaling systems and other technichal necessities. But what about keeping the side of the railway free from vegetation?In2Track3 includes a part where this is being looked into as well.

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New knowledge can make the train trip more comfortable

Rail-train interface at high speed – what happens, and how does it affect the train ride for the passengers?

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The 3MB slabtrack is ready to be tested

The Spanish company Acciona is developing a new slabtrack system within the project In2Track3. The new system will be tested in Sweden, on Malmbanan, in September this year. The new slabtrack system, which is called 3MB slabtrack system, is soon ready to be tested. The demonstration site will be on 50 meter of the Malmbanan […]

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Successful collaboration a win-win for all parties

In2Track3 benefits from successful collaboration, Dr. Björn Pålsson at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, states. Together with project partners in Austria  and other colleagues at Chalmers he is developing a simulation framework for simulation-based evaluation of switch and crossing designs, a so-called Whole System Model. Björn Pålsson is active in Work Package 1 (WP1) […]

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RailEye – optical measurement of the rail

What is RailEye? It is an optical sensor system for defining and categorising the friction level on the rail surface out in the field. It is a technology developed in part within the In2Track3 project and is expected to reach a TRL level of 7 (tested in operational environment).

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Easy enough to shift out worn-down rail?

How can we renew worn-out rail withouth changing the entire rail? By milling down the worn rail and snapping on a rail cap. In2Track3 is now testing ReRail in operative track, and results are promising!

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