One of the world’s leading football clubs, Real Madrid, has started playing football at the refurbished Santiago Bernabéu stadium. The stadium has undergone a major refurbishment, one of the highlights of which is the impressive new pitch removal system. We are extremely proud to have contributed to this engineering masterpiece by providing our Corkelast® ERS (Embedded Rail System) to support the wheels of the retractable pitch panels.
12 single-track units were installed parallel to each other, with the A75 rail embedded in a concrete slab using the edilon)(sedra Corkelast® elastomer. The top of the rail is at exactly the same level as the slab.
Our Corkelast® ERS (Embedded Rail System) fulfils several purposes: it provides a very accurate, stable, aesthetic and durable guide for the 6 movable grass panels, within a fully accessible slab track to allow other events to be held while the grass is being removed.
The installation of the rail system was a secure job providing technical advice, calculations, system drawings, track components and supervision.
Watch the video to discover how the amazing pitch retraction system works! https://youtu.be/xZZs6BxLYHM?si=pSB-QJfNgcgCQuWi
Do you have a technical challenge regarding rail fastening that we can support you with? Please contact our technical staff to provide you with our technical proposal.Prefabricated track solution for quick installation of level crossings
Each level crossing project is different and takes a different approach. edilon)(sedra are closely involved, from the design to the installation phase.Take, for example, our recent level crossing replacement project in Wellington, New Zealand.
A series of Heavy Rail crossings were replaced by our Corkelast® LCS (Level Crossing System). It all started with mapping out the specific requirements and needs of customer KiwiRail. Our Application Engineering department was closely involved in this. They advised on the dimensions of the level crossing and the integration with the surrounding infrastructure, in order to supply the best possible level crossing design.
An important project requirement was the short replacement time. The crossing is part of a busy junction, so a short possession time was crucial. In order to further speed up the construction period, a prefabricated track solution was applied. With this solution, the rail is pre-installed in the slab by means of our Corkelast® ERS (Embedded Rail System).
In addition, we took care of the supply of materials and construction by offering track layout plans, local production and storage facilities, logistical planning services and supervision during construction. All, of course, in close cooperation with our local project partners.
Replacement of a series of level crossings, as part of a busy junction.
edilon)(sedra Corkelast® LCS (Level Crossing System).
Replacement of the crossings in a very short time span, with minimal disruption to the local road traffic.Track renovation of three heavy duty railway bridges
The renovation project of the three Southern Connection Railway bridges crossing the Danube, can justifiably be called a technical masterpiece. The degraded condition of the 2 existing steel bridge structures required reconstruction of the structure and a new, third railway bridge had to be installed.
The reconstruction of the bridges had to be carried out in such a way that two-way rail traffic was maintained during the reconstruction. During the reconstruction, the first structure was built and the second existing structure was disassembled and rebuilt. After that the third existing structure was disassembled and rebuilt.
The mounting of the track was executed with edilon)(sedra Corkelast® ERS, mainly because of almost all bridges over the Danube river are fastened with ERS and have proven to be highly durable and virtually maintenance-free. The existing bridges and the new bridges are operated by MÁV Zrt (Hungarian Railway Authority).
The bridges, which are situated on the line between the Eastern Railway Station and Hegyeshalom, are three of the busiest railway connections, crossing the river Danube. The aim of this project is to provide a modern transport alternative in southern Budapest for the residents of the conurbation.
The reconstruction of the bridges in such a way that two-way rail traffic was maintained during the reconstruction.
edilon)(sedra Corkelast® ERS (Embedded Rail System).
Three new, highly sustainable railway bridges.
Order your free copy of our handbook ‘Embedded Rail Systems on Bridges’ here.Track refurbishment project Retiro Station
In order to support our customers and partners with the best possible track technology, edilon)(sedra established Competence Centres for their ballast-free track systems. From these centres, projects are coordinated from first design to implementation by seasoned engineers with years of experience that know how to deal with track challenges.
Take for example our DFS Competence Centre, where our worldwide Direct Fastening System projects are supported from. Recently, the Centre was involved in an appealing railway project in Argentina.
For track refurbishment project Retiro Station, in Buenos Aires our DFS engineers worked closely together with their engineering and construction partners of PANEDILE. Together they developed the track design, supervised the alignment and installation to secure the high requirements of the track quality were realized, according to the design and planning.
2,8 km of edilon)(sedra DFS track were implemented during a short possession time, securing train operation for many years to come.
Would you like the edilon)(sedra engineers to support your challenge? Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation!