On the 9th and 21st of March edilon)(sedra organised site visits to the 8 km Uithof line project in Utrecht for a group of interested stakeholders. The visitors, who traveled from all over the world to see this appealing project, showed sincere interest in our innovative and multi-disciplinary project approach and the complete range of different edilon)(sedra embedded rail system constructions that are installed.
edilon)(sedra is responsible for the engineering, delivery and installation of Corkelast® embedded rail systems for 7 kms of the new Uithof line. The Uithof line is a new tram line from Utrecht Central Station to Utrecht Science Park De Uithof, which will become operational by mid-2018. In close co-operation with the Uithof Line project main contractor partners, BAM and Arcadis, different types of edilon)(sedra Corkelast® embedded rail system construction methods are used to install the appointed track sections. Several of which are executed with concrete, steel channels, or with concrete slabs. Indeed, both top-down and bottom-up installation methods were applied.
The new tram line is planned to accommodate Utrecht’s rapidly increasing population. The number of people using public transport in Utrecht is expected to increase by 5% per year. During the past years edilon)(sedra has replaced various parts of a second Utrecht tram line from Utrecht Central Station to IJsselstein/Nieuwegein.