Prestressed concrete railway sleepers

The production of railway sleepers is one of our company’s strengths: the WEGH Group’s Railway Structures Business Unit is entirely dedicated to these products, manufactured in different types and for different types of direct and indirect fastening systems (such as, for example, Vossloh, Pandrol and Denik). The models are suitable for both conventional, standard or metric gauge railway lines, and for high-speed lines. In addition, we produce turnout sleepers and tramway sleepers.

WEGH Group’s PRC (Prestressed Reinforced Concrete) railway sleepers are characterised by safety, reliability and durability: values that the company guarantees every day, thanks to decades of experience in the sector, the commitment of a highly qualified team and a production process with high-performance, high-tech plants.

The Railway Structures Business Unit offers solutions, in the national and global market, in full compliance with local regulations, providing a complete service: from design to production and certification of the structures.

Prestressed reinforced concrete monoblock sleepers: quality first

The high standards of our sleepers are guaranteed by the constant controls of the Quality Assurance service, which checks materials and manufacturing methods, ensuring the compliance of our products with supply needs and with local, national and foreign regulations.

The use of high-performance prestressed reinforced concrete guarantees the sleepers’ outstanding performance and durability over time.

The main advantages of prestressed reinforced concrete sleepers over their wooden predecessors are:

  • durability;
  • high resistance to loads and stresses;
  • lower lifetime cost;
  • environmental sustainability.

The different types of railway sleepers made of prestressed reinforced concrete

We design and manufacture many types of concrete sleepers. Our patented UNICA G+P WEGH ® sleeper stands out among the solutions. Designed and manufactured to be installed in bonded insulated joints, it guarantees adequate support and safe containment of wiring and connections.

Production of high-speed (HS) railway sleepers

High-speed sleepers must be designed to withstand different loads and speeds than normal lines. We use suitable rubber under-rail pads and USP (Under Sleeper Pads) for this purpose. These pads help to:

  • cushion the friction between the concrete and metal, reducing the formation of fine dust;
  • improve the distribution of loads;
  • reduce the frequency of tamping and ballast replacement.

Our sleepers and bearers for HS tracks therefore guarantee high performance and a lower lifetime cost.

Monoblock reinforced concrete sleeper gauge

The range of our sleepers offers various gauge options:

  • ordinary gauge, the classic 1437 mm gauge used in almost all of Europe, China and North America;
  • broad gauge, used in some South American countries, Russia, the Republics of the former USSR, India and other countries;
  • metric gauge (CAP Gauge), used in many railways around the world;
  • dual gauge, on lines where carriages and wagons with different gauges can run;
  • variable gauge, in curved railway sections.

Sleepers for anti-slip rails

Some of our sleepers are designed to accommodate anti-slip rails. The latter are added to the main ones to provide operational safety, also in sections of the line prone to risks of train derailment due to their particular shape.

Sleepers for conductor rails

WEGH Group offers sleepers for conductor rails, an alternative to electrified overhead lines, which allow the provision of strong instantaneous currents: an important aspect in high traffic contexts.

Sleepers for tunnels

WEGH Group manufactures a specific sleeper – the RFI GALLERIA sleeper – equipped with USPs and specially designed for tunnels with low height margins between the tunnel extrados and track level and structure gauge.

Full compliance with regulations

WEGH Group is able to design, produce and validate concrete sleepers in compliance with any national and international product and system standard (EN, AREMA, GOST, etc…) and the technical supply specifications of major operators, such as:

  • F.I. (Rete Ferroviaria Italiana) [Italian Railway Network];
  • B. (Deutsche Bahn);
  • N.C.F. (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français);
  • SBB CFF FFS (Ferrovie Federali Svizzere) [Swiss Federal Railways];
  • D.I.F. (Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias);
  • F.M. Mozzambico – Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique;
  • F.E. Uruguay – Administración de Ferrocarriles del Estado;
  • RZD Russia;
  • T.Y. Uzbekistan – Uzbekiston Temir Yollari;
  • D.S.O. India – Research Designs & Standard Organisation;
  • Trenes Argentino Argentina.

TRAMWAY 210

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
EN 13230

Length
2100 mm

Width
300 mm

Height of rail-seat centre
170 mm

Height of sleeper centre
150 mm

Inclination at rail seat
0

Gauge
1435 mm, 1445 mm

Weight
220 kg

Rail
Ri59N, Ri60, Ic, 62R1

Fastening system
Vossloh skl

Design loads
Positive bending moment at rail seat Mdr = 12,5 kNm
Negative bending moment in centre Mdcn = 10,5 kNm
Positive bending moment in centre Mdc = 7,5 kNm

Available with Under Sleeper Pad

TRAMWAY 230

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
EN 13230

Length
2300 mm

Width
300 mm

Height at rail seat
170 mm

Height at sleeper midpoint
150 mm

Inclination at rail seat
0

Gauge
1435 mm, 1445 mm

Weight
250 kg

Rail
Ri59N, Ri60, Ic, 62R1

Fastening system
Vossloh skl

Design loads
Positive bending moment at rail seat Mdr = 12,5 kNm
Negative bending moment at sleeper centre Mdcn = 10,5 kNm
Positive bending moment at sleeper centre Mdc = 7,5 kNm

Available with Under Sleeper Pad

TRAMWAY 230 MASSIVE

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
EN 13230

Length
2300 mm

Width
300 mm

Height at rail seat
170 mm

Height at sleeper midpoint
150 mm

Inclination at rail seat
0

Gauge
1435 mm, 1445 mm

Weight
250 kg

Rail
Ri59N, Ri60, Ic, 62R1

Fastening system
Vossloh skl

Design loads
Positive bending moment at rail seat Mdr = 12,5 kNm
Negative bending moment at sleeper centre Mdcn = 10,5 kNm
Positive bending moment at sleeper centre Mdc = 7,5 kNm

RFI 230

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
EN 13230, SPECIFICHE TECNICHE RFI

Length
2300 mm

Width
300 mm

Height at rail seat
170 mm

Height at sleeper midpoint
150 mm

Inclination at rail seat
1/20

Gauge
1435 mm

Weight
250 kg

Rail
50E5, 60E1

Fastening system
Vossloh W14, PANDROL E/1 2039, PANDROL FAST CLIP

Design loads
Positive bending moment at rail seat Mdr = 12,5 kNm
Negative bending moment at sleeper centre Mdcn = 10,5 kNm
Positive bending moment at sleeper centre Mdc = 7,5 kNm

Available with Under Sleeper Pad

RFI 230 Variable gauge

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
EN 13230, SPECIFICHE TECNICHE RFI

Length
2300 mm

Width
300 mm

Height at rail seat
170 mm

Height at sleeper midpoint
150 mm

Inclination at rail seat
1/20

Gauge
1435-1445 mm, 1445-1460 mm, 1435-1465 mm

Weight
250 kg

Rail
50E5, 60E1

Fastening system
Vossloh W14, PANDROL E/1 2039, PANDROL FAST CLIP

Design loads
Positive bending moment at rail seat Mdr = 12,5 kNm
Negative bending moment at sleeper centre Mdcn = 10,5 kNm
Positive bending moment at sleeper centre Mdc = 7,5 kNm

Available with Under Sleeper Pad

230 DOUBLE GAUGE

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
EN 13230

Length
2300 mm

Width
300 mm

Height at rail seat
170 mm

Height at sleeper midpoint
150 mm

Inclination at rail seat
1/20

Gauge
1435/1000 mm

Weight
250 kg

Rail
50E5, 60E1

Fastening system
Vossloh skl, PANDROL E/1 2039, PANDROL FAST CLIP

Axle load
220 kN

Max speed
120-80 km/h

Available with Under Sleeper Pad

RFI 230 WITH 2-4 ANTI-DIVERT RAILS

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
EN 13230, technical specification RFI

Length
2300 mm

Width
300 mm

Height at rail seat
170 mm

Height at sleeper midpoint
150 mm

Inclination at rail seat
1/20

Gauge
1435 mm

Weight
250 kg

Rail
50E5, 60E1

Fastening system
Vossloh W14, PANDROL E/1 2039, PANDROL FAST CLIP

Design loads
Positive bending moment at rail seat Mdr = 12,5 kNm
Negative bending moment at sleeper centre Mdcn = 10,5 kNm
Positive bending moment at sleeper centre Mdc = 7,5 kNm

Available with Under Sleeper Pad

RFI 240

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
EN 13230, technical specification RFI

Length
2400 mm

Width
300 mm

Height at rail seat
220 mm

Height at sleeper midpoint
200 mm

Inclination at rail seat
1/20

Gauge
1435 mm

Weight
380 kg

Rail
50E5, 60E1

Fastening system
Vossloh W14, PANDROL E/1 2039, PANDROL FAST CLIP

Design loads
Positive bending moment at rail seat Mdr = 19,0 kNm
Negative bending moment at sleeper centre Mdcn = 19,0 kNm
Positive bending moment at sleeper centre Mdc = 13,3 kNm

Available with Under Sleeper Pad

RFI 240 Variable gauge

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
EN 13230, technical specification RFI

Length
2400 mm

Width
300 mm

Height at rail seat
220 mm

Height at sleeper midpoint
200 mm

Inclination at rail seat
1/20

Gauge
1435-1445 mm, 1445-1460 mm, 1435-1465 mm

Weight
380 kg

Rail
50E5, 60E1

Fastening system
Vossloh W14, PANDROL E/1 2039, PANDROL FAST CLIP

Design loads
Positive bending moment at rail seat Mdr = 19,0 kNm
Negative bending moment at sleeper centre Mdcn = 19,0 kNm
Positive bending moment at sleeper centre Mdc = 13,3 kNm

Available with Under Sleeper Pad

RFI 240 AV – high speed

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
EN 13230, technical specification RFI

Length
2400 mm

Width
300 mm

Height at rail seat
220 mm

Height at sleeper midpoint
200 mm

Inclination at rail seat
1/20

Gauge
1435 mm

Weight
380 kg

Rail
50E5, 60E1

Fastening system
Vossloh W14, PANDROL E/1 2039, PANDROL FAST CLIP

Design loads
Positive bending moment at rail seat Mdr = 19,0 kNm
Negative bending moment at sleeper centre Mdcn = 19,0 kNm
Positive bending moment at sleeper centre Mdc = 13,3 kNm

Available with Under Sleeper Pad

RFI 240 EQUIPPED WITH THIRD RAIL FOR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
EN 13230, technical specification RFI

Length
2400 mm

Width
300 mm

Height at rail seat
220 mm

Height at sleeper midpoint
200 mm

Inclination at rail seat
1/20

Gauge
1435 mm

Weight
380 kg

Rail
50E5, 60E1

Fastening system
Vossloh W14, PANDROL E/1 2039, PANDROL FAST CLIP

Design loads
Positive bending moment at rail seat Mdr = 19,0 kNm
Negative bending moment at sleeper centre Mdcn = 19,0 kNm
Positive bending moment at sleeper centre Mdc = 13,3 kNm

Available with Under Sleeper Pad

RFI 240 e RFI 260 WITH 2-4 RAIL ANTI-DIVERT

TECHNICAL DATA

Length
EN 13230, technical specification RFI

Width
2400 mm – 2600 mm

Width
300 mm

Height at rail seat
220 mm

Height at sleeper midpoint
200 mm

Inclination at rail seat
1/20

Gauge
1435 mm

Weight
380 kg – 400 kg

Rail
50E5, 60E1

Fastening system
Vossloh W14, PANDROL E/1 2039, PANDROL FAST CLIP

Design loads
Positive bending moment at rail seat Mdr = 19,0 – 21,0 kNm
Negative bending moment at sleeper centre Mdcn = 19,0 – 18,0 kNm
Positive bending moment at sleeper centre Mdc = 13,3 – 12,6 kNm

Available with Under Sleeper Pad

RFI 260

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
EN 13230, technical specification RFI

Length
2600 mm

Width
300 mm

Height at rail seat
220 mm

Height at sleeper midpoint
200 mm

Inclination at rail seat
1/20

Gauge
1435 mm

Weight
400 kg

Rail
50E5, 60E1

Fastening system
Vossloh W14, PANDROL E/1 2039, PANDROL FAST CLIP

Design loads
Positive bending moment at rail seat Mdr = 21,0 kNm
Negative bending moment at sleeper centre Mdcn = 18,0 kNm
Positive bending moment at sleeper centre Mdc = 12,6 kNm

Available with Under Sleeper Pad

RFI 260 AV – high speed

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
EN 13230, technical specification RFI

Length
2600 mm

Width
300 mm

Height at rail seat
220 mm

Height at sleeper midpoint
200 mm

Inclination at rail seat
1/20

Gauge
1435 mm

Weight
400 kg

Rail
50E5, 60E1

Fastening system
Vossloh W14, PANDROL E 7252, PANDROL FAST CLIP AV

Design loads
Positive bending moment at rail seat Mdr = 21,0 kNm
Negative bending moment at sleeper centre Mdcn = 18,0 kNm
Positive bending moment at sleeper centre Mdc = 12,6 kNm

Available with Under Sleeper Pad

RFI 260 TRANSITION WITH SLAB TRACK SYSTEM

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
EN 13230, technical specification RFI

Length
2600 mm

Width
300 mm

Height at rail seat
220 mm

Height at sleeper midpoint
200 mm

Inclination at rail seat
1/20

Gauge
1435 mm

Weight
400 kg

Rail
60E1

Fastening system
Vossloh UTS 300

Design loads
Positive bending moment at rail seat Mdr = 21,0 kNm
Negative bending moment at sleeper centre Mdcn = 18,0 kNm
Positive bending moment at sleeper centre Mdc = 12,6 kNm

Available with Under Sleeper Pad

B70 WG260

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
EN 13230

Length
2600 mm

Width
300 mm

Height of rail-seat centre
214 mm

Height of sleeper centre
175 mm

Inclination at rail seat
1/20

Weight
300 kg

Gauge
1435 mm

Rail
60E1

Fastening System
Vossloh W System

Axle load
250 kN

Max. speed
230 km/h

B70 WG240

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
EN 13230

Length
2400 mm

Width
300 mm

Height of rail-seat centre
214 mm

Height of sleeper centre
175 mm

Inclination at rail seat
1/20

Weight
265 kg

Gauge
1435 mm

Rail
60E1

Fastening System
Vossloh W System

Axle load
225 kN

Max. speed
230 km/h

RFI GALLERIA (tunnel)

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
EN 13230, technical specification RFI

Length
2250 mm

Width
300 mm

Height at rail seat
170 mm

Height at sleeper midpoint
172 mm

Inclination at rail seat
1/20

Gauge
1435 mm

Weight
270 kg

Rail
50E5, 60E1

Fastening system
Vossloh W14

Design loads
Positive bending moment at rail seat Mdr = 12,5 kNm
Negative bending moment at sleeper centre Mdcn = 16,5 kNm
Positive bending moment at sleeper centre Mdc = 11,5 kNm

Available with Under Sleeper Pad

MZC 206

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
NBR

Length
2057 mm

Width
245 mm

Height at rail seat
220,1 mm

Height at sleeper midpoint
190 mm

Inclination at rail seat
1/20

Gauge
1067 mm

Weight
220 kg

Rail
TR 57

Fastening system
Pandrol e 2009 AV

Axle load
205 kN

Maximum speed
80 km/h

ODB 260

TECHNICAL DATA

Standard
NBR

Length
2600 mm

Width
270 mm

Height at rail seat
250 mm

Height at sleeper midpoint
230 mm

Inclination at rail seat
1/20

Gauge
1000/1600 mm

Weight
365 kg

Rail
UIC 60

Fastening system
Denik

Axle load
220/325 kN

Maximum speed
60/80 km/h

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