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By: Tubular Track  11-11-2011
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Bombardier are contracted to the Gauteng Provincial Government to construct the new High Speed Gautrain Rail Line. A section of this new line runs adjacent to the existing Metrorail tracks between Pretoria and Hatfield Stations, a distance of some 7km. In one instance, it was required that a section (approximately 1km of double line) of the Metrorail track had to be deviated to accommodate the new Gautrain line.

To date, turnout no D17 (insert) has carried in excess of 450 million gross tons of coal on the line. Maintenance to the turnout since installation has included over lap grinding on only one occasion and the replacement of the resilient pad, between the rail and beam, at 250 MGT. The local track inspector indicated that the conventional sets required repairs on a three monthly basis while the Tubular sets have only required grinding on one occasion.

A description of some of our various installations; mining, in-motion weigh bridges, coal loading facilities, general track, commuter platforms and turnouts.

Tubular Track (Pty) Limited, based in Pretoria, South Africa, is a partner in a joint venture company with Central Mining Company Investment Limited (CMCI) named T-Track Saudi. Tubular Track Saudi Arabia in conjunction with the local railway authority recently installed a 900 metre section of Tubular Track on the main railway line between Harad and Al Tawdihiyah in the Eastern Province. This line carries mainly containerised freight between Dammam and the capital, Riyadh.

The Namibian Department of Transport and Consulting Engineers, Kleber & Associates , have displayed their faith in the Tubular Track Technology by specifying it for the first 25 km of the railway line reconstruction between Aus and Luderitz in southern Namibia.


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With premanufacturing the track system is made up of twin reinforced concrete beams, linked with steel gauge bars, on which rails are continuously supported. To insulate the system from shock when trains pass, rubber-bonded cork pads have been placed continuously between the rails & the beams. We manufacture railway track, but with a difference.